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    Drill Press Table Modification-------E Z Clampable drill press table

    Drill Press Table Modification. Made from 3/4 inch Doug fur and 5200 calking.

    How many times have we wanted to use clamp on a vise or work piece on the drill press table, only to find those support ribs right in the way.
    So my answer to this is to fill up the space with wood and now I can clamp any where I like as well as use the bolt holes. you can to now.
    enjoy.
    note 5200 marine calking is so strong I have used it to seal thru hull fittings.I had to double shim it on either side of the slot under the wood to get it level,so when I put the clamp on it would not brake the wood. Be sure to fasten all work properly.

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    Good idea Capt.
    Comments are always welcome
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    Thanks Doug. Merry Christmas to you.... :O)
    Last edited by Captainleeward; 12-18-2017 at 06:55 AM.

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    Brilliant, I love these simple idea's that are sooo useful, I will be copying this one.

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    Hello Olderdanman, Thanks enjoy and Merry Christmas to you. :O)
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    Hey, well done. Better than good..............excellent.
    Merry Chrismas & thank you.
    Dave from "Downunder"

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    They are called Tee Nuts or, more properly, Tee Slot Nuts:

    https://www.bing.com/search?q=Tee+Nu...ZI&form=MOZLBR

    https://www.mcmaster.com/#tee-nuts/=1aqu7s5

    Not the sheet metal ones that are made for wood. But the ones that are machined from solid steel. They come in many sizes and you need to buy some that fit your table's slots. Then you can locate a stud at any place along the slot. They work with Tee slots that are found on the better tables and also with just plain through slots as found on the less expensive DP tables.

    You can buy complete clamping sets, also in different sizes:

    https://www.mcmaster.com/#t-bolt-clamps/=1aqu8z6

    Or just buy the nuts and studs and use your own clamps.
    Paul A.

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    Hello Paul A. Your suggestion to use TeeNuts is a good one. I personally like to use clamps for the set up, much quicker and no oil and swarf on my hands...
    plus the swarf gets in the threads and nuts making them hard to turn, yes, clamps work best for me gosh what a time saver..Merry Christmas to you aswell. an ...Thank you for your suggestions,

    To Dave from Downunder.....I have been to Australia beautiful place to live and play, Cheers and Merry Christmas to you downunder.
    Last edited by Captainleeward; 12-18-2017 at 08:43 PM.

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    Great remedy Captainleeward. Beats my method; sprouting a third arm and hand to clamp with barstock bridging the ribs, including DP's without slots at all. Uncomfortable, troublesome too - finding tailors accustomed to fitting oddly placed appendages.

    Thanks for your contributions, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year to you with Fair Winds and Following Seas.
    Sincerely,
    Toolmaker51
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    Very good idea. I like it a lot and I'm going to do that on my DP. Thank you, sir!!!
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