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    Hello All:

    Just thought I would share this with you.

    I made the table top from 2 X 24"X12" 3/4" MDF panels that I glued together. The fence is measured at 24" X 3" X 1.5" that can slide up to 11" forward, I also add 3/4 utility tracks for clamps and stops and whatever else I want to add on at a later date.

    The paper measuring tape's I got from Ikea, hey!! it's free and it came in handy for this jig If you have any questions or comments their always welcomed

    Here's the pics.

    Cheers
    Glen
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    Re: Radial Drill Press Jig

    Great looking table top!

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    • #3
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      Glen,

      That looks really cool. I have to build one for my dp as well and yours is really good.

      Do you happen to have any "in progress" pictures? I am impressed with the t-track you have used for the hold downs.

      Great work.

      Tim

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        Re: Radial Drill Press Jig

        Originally posted by Tim-3.14 View Post
        Glen,

        That looks really cool. I have to build one for my dp as well and yours is really good.

        Do you happen to have any "in progress" pictures? I am impressed with the t-track you have used for the hold downs.

        Great work.

        Tim
        Thanks Tim

        No I don't have any in progress pictures on this one sorry.

        Cheers
        Glen

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          Glen,

          Did you cut the dado's for the T-track on the ts or use a router? They look so clean.

          Tim

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          • #6
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            glen..........where did you get those great looking hold downs?
            there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.

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              Re: Radial Drill Press Jig

              Originally posted by Tim-3.14 View Post
              Glen,

              Did you cut the dado's for the T-track on the ts or use a router? They look so clean.

              Tim
              Hi Tim

              I cut them on my router table using a 3/4 straight bit.

              Cheers
              Glen

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              • #8
                Re: Radial Drill Press Jig

                Originally posted by FINER9998 View Post
                glen..........where did you get those great looking hold downs?
                Their made by a company called Pro-Grip, it was designed to work with their track systems, but it will work with any jig, the good thing about the pro clamp is it has rubber grips so it will not damage your material.

                http://www.busybeetools.com/products...RIP-CLAMP.html

                Cheers
                Glen

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                • #9
                  Re: Radial Drill Press Jig

                  Looks real good Glen. Nice job. If I didn't have a
                  DP or was looking I think I would consider a radial.
                  "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

                  https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute

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                  • #10
                    Re: Radial Drill Press Jig

                    Thanks Bob.

                    The radial is a great choice hands down

                    Cheers
                    Glen

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                    • #11
                      Re: Radial Drill Press Jig

                      Nice job Glen. Do you experience any tear-out by the work not being supported as the bit exits the back?
                      Mike

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                      • #12
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                        Glen,

                        Thanks for the post and the pictures of your drill table. Very nice job indeed.

                        CWS

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                        • #13
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                          Mike,

                          I use a Rockler table top on my Ridgid 1550 and with that they use replace "blocks" of MDF for backing. Personally, I think they get chewed up too fast to want to replace them all the time. The Rockler isn't anywhere close to the finesse that Glen has executed.

                          Since I mostly drill small holes, I decided one day to simply drill out the block and use a piece of dowel to "replace" as needed. I then cut several replacement "pegs" and keep a handfull available to simply replug the hole as required. A quick drill-out of the hole, a smear of woodglue and then I "peg" the hole.

                          On Glen's table you could probably do something similar, with an appropriate-sized plug.

                          Here's a picture of my "block"... note that I have also marked the block with quick reference lines for ajusting the fence:


                          I hope this helps,

                          CWS
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                            CW,

                            I like your solution. I will have to look at something similar. Thanks for the tip!
                            Mike

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                              Originally posted by Tin Can View Post
                              Nice job Glen. Do you experience any tear-out by the work not being supported as the bit exits the back?
                              Hi Mike

                              This jig is mainly for drilling 35mm holes in stiles for Euro hinges and 5mm pin holes for shelving, requiring no through holes, most of the work I do is cabinetry and trim. For installing pulls and handles I use my template and cordless drill.

                              CWS is correct on the plugs, I made up a few them from 3/4 MDF to drop in with a dab of glue if I need to make through holes.

                              Thanks CWS for the comments. I do tend to add more finesse then sometimes needed but fit and function is what it's all about.

                              Few more photo's.

                              Cheers
                              Glen
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