Sliding Drill Press Fence Jig

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Project by markswoodcraft posted 09-12-2012 03:32 AM 5349 views 15 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is an extremely simple and useful jig,
IF your drill press table is square.
the two pieces on the side need to be pressed up against the sides of the table
other wise the jig wont have a nice piston fit and will move when you clamp it.
then it gets clamped in place to the table underneath(see pic 4)
so the clamps are out of the way that you are working

Thanks for looking,

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 09-12-2012 07:37 AM

Mark, thank you

I have a drill press table on my

Radial Arm Drill press and it has

annoyed me since I built it

This solves my problem.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 09-12-2012 10:28 AM

KIS keep it simple. I like it. Added to my favorites

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#3 posted 09-12-2012 12:06 PM

Very Nice, Very Simple. I like it.

A belated welcome!


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#4 posted 09-12-2012 12:51 PM

AAA+, Mark! Just yesterday I slightly misaligned two end holes for a slot in a jig. I am still annoyed. Won’t happen again. Great post.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#5 posted 09-12-2012 06:57 PM

Wow! Now THIS is creative simplicity! Thanks for sharing this, I’m going to whip one up myself.

One question, though… How do you square a round bit to a flat fence? I would think, just like a router table, the fence ends can end up anywhere. If you set the fence using the bit lowered against the workpiece, it won’t matter what angle the fence is in relation to any of the table edges.

I understand how a table with sides that are not parallel might interfere with the fence movement. The simple answer to that is to clamp on one side of the table only.

Great post!

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#6 posted 09-13-2012 02:40 AM

sir, you are absolutely right, but i wast about to make a 5 degree off 90 fence ha ha.
also, if you had a mortising attachment that would be important
the jig will rise a bit off of the table on one side if only 1 clamp is used
thanks for the comment


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