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post #1 of 7 Old 05-27-2012, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
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Fitst day in shop

O, my first. Day in my shop went pretty well. Made a table top out of scrap wood that fits over a couple saw horses. Worked well. Built a temp router table out of scrap mdf board. Worked great! Then started to work on a work bench. Everything was going great until I began drilling. Seems I can't drill straight up and down by hand. And broke a bit off into my 4x4!
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Hey Mike, it sounds like you're off to a good start! What size bit did you break off in the 4x4? I assume it broke because of the problem you're having drilling straight?

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One of these could be the answer to your drilling problem. http://www.amazon.com/Wolfcraft-4525404-Attachment-4-Inch-8-Inch/dp/B000JCIMEA
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3/8" bit. Used once. From my days of buying cheap tools. Already looking at bench top drill press. Did I mention the router table worked great?
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I bought a floor model Radial drill press from Grizzly Industrial about 12 years ago. Had to true it when I first got it, but once that was done it's been an awesome drill press for not too much money. I think that it cost about 180 bucks plus shipping when I bought it. Haven't looked at the GI catalog for a while but I don't think they have gone up in price that much.
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Hey! My first router table looked exactly like yours! Worked great too.
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Thanks for the link! I have a side-business marking horse jump standards that I need to drill 3/8 holes through 4x4s all day long and I've been looking at ginormous drill presses that have really long travels just to streamline the process. $24 sounds significantly more reasonable!

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