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Online rvieceli

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Fireball tool drill press table
« on: July 27, 2020, 07:54 AM »

I think you might like this:  [big grin]

Ground flat, case hardened and black oxide finish

All the holes are aligned on an accurate grid. 1/2-13 tapped holes and 5/8 plain holes for clamps and fixtures

« Last Edit: July 27, 2020, 08:14 AM by rvieceli »

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Online Cheese

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Re: Fireball tool drill press table
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2020, 10:05 AM »
Thanks for that Ron...that really is quite slick.  [not worthy]  The first thing I noticed were the 90ยบ material "EL" stops. However they don't seem to be available from these people.

Typically you think of using this kind of stuff for only welding but this makes a lot of sense for drill press work on metal items. It'd be a lot easier to fixture than using T-bolts, step blocks and Bessey clamps. Especially for repetitive tasks.

« Last Edit: July 27, 2020, 10:13 AM by Cheese »

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Fireball tool drill press table
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2020, 03:37 PM »
Beast! That plate must weigh 50 pounds.

Online rvieceli

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Re: Fireball tool drill press table
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2020, 03:49 PM »
If it was solid it would be around 75 pounds.  [big grin]


Offline Svar

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Re: Fireball tool drill press table
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2020, 04:13 PM »
I don't think case hardened is a good choice for a machine table that will inevitably be cut and drilled into.
Also, no larger central opening for through holes. Not sure what this offers over traditional fence and t-tracks or slots.
It looks like welding table, but unlike welding table you don't need to hold multiple pieces in perfect alignment while you work. It's one part at a time.
That was my bit of rain on the parade.  [big grin]
« Last Edit: July 27, 2020, 04:20 PM by Svar »