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My Drill Press Table

I decided that I would finish my drill press table today.  I've had the table attached to my drill press for about a year now and never got around to putting the t-tracks in.  So today I didn't have anything else to do, and was thinking about how much of a PIA it is the use clamps the hold my Aluminum angle/ fence in place.  So I dug out the t-track, and hardware.  I routed out the necessary dados.  Then I installed the t-track and gave everything a good wax and wha-la no more PIA clamps to hold the fence in place.  Next thing I need to do to it is rout out a pocket and make a few sacrificial inserts to drill into.  Maybe I'll get to that one next year LOL!!!

 

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Love it, Tarner.  I did the same a couple years ago.  I feel like a "wood machinist" when I step up to the drill press now that it works so smoothly.

 

What kind of T-track is that?  I don't recognize the color.  Rockler's is blue, and pricey!  What does yours cost?

 

Very nice table.

 

Hey, I noticed the Kennedy toolbox in the background.  Kennedy is, of course, the box of choice for machinists.  Does that describe you?

 

Mark in Atlanta

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I don't remember what brand the t-tracks were.  I picked them up at a hardware store that also sells wood working tools.  I think they got me for about 15 bucks for a four foot stick.  I'm not sure though, I've had them for about a year now.  As far as the tool boxes I use to be a Tool and Die/Mold Maker for about ten years before I became an Ironworker.  Now that construction has taken a nose dive I'd like to get back into tool and die or even woodworking.  We'll see, I have a few leads on some jobs.  Just have to see how they pan out. 

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Good luck with that, Tarner - it's a tough economy.  I'll bet the tool & die world is recovering some now.  I deal with precision machine shops (but not T&D shops) from time to time, and they are all slammed with work.

 

Really nice DP table.

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Nice start on that table, Tarner.

 

Will you provide for a removable center piece?

 

Tony

"Why worry about things you can't control when you can keep yourself busy controlling the things that depend on you."
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Darn, looks like I'll have to upgrade mine now.  That's pretty nice, simple, but nice.  I like the cabinet you've got the DP sitting on, too.

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I got mine (red) from hartvilletool.com. $13.99 per 4' piece. Great job on the table no matter what track you used.

 

Joe B.

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Tarner - if you live around (or could commute to) western Michigan, I have a lead on a Machinist job. FYI.

 

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