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#1 posted 06-14-2012 03:15 AM

Hi Bob:

I posted a Project on here about a year ago for my ”Self Designed” DP Table. The only modification I’ve made since then is to cut out the back corner where the Handle is which allows me to crank the Handle without having to remove the table.

Other than that, I’m Very Pleased with it.

It’s a 2 Part Post. First Part is here: Second Part is right beside it. You can click on it in the “Next Project” window on the Left Hand Side.

The back of the Table has a Half Round cut out just to move it in tight to the Main Column.

I use it a Lot for Drum Sanding. 100% of the Dust is picked up by my Shop Vac. In fact it’s so strong I’ve had smaller pieces sucked right out of my Hand! ....Does that mean my DP Table ”Sucks” ....LOL…

So I made one of these ”Small Parts Clamp” which solved that wee problem. NOTE: The picture shows a tight fitting “Insert”. IMHO all they do is Inhibit the flow of Sawdust if the Table is so equipped.




I very rarely do “Deep Drilling” as you’ve mentioned. However, if I have to, it only takes 3/5 Minutes to Remove the Table as it’s held on by 2 Nuts/Bolts, 1 Front and 1 Back, Centered and drillled through the Metal Table. Then I just Clamp a 3 to 5 inch high Straight Edge directly to the Steel Table for the Task at hand.

Hope this is of some help.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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