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I want to make some replacement inserts for my new drill press table before start using it & messing it up. I was thinking about just using cheap pine. What are others using for these inserts? Also, other than planing, what's the easiest way to get the correct thickness inserts? The original is 0.354". This seems like an odd size to me.

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Mark
 

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Yeah that is a weird thickness. Do you have access to a drum sander? Since you already had the planer covered.
Set screws in the table might be a pain in the rear, but might be doable. Whatever you come with, make a bunch!

Oh and let us know what you did come up with, for my mental file.

Right after I posted this, I had a thought! I know weird right. But, what if you routered the table deeper to a 1/2"
could be a simple jig to make, and then you could use 1/2" mdf for inserts.
Anyway just a thought.
 

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Crusader said:
Do you have access to a drum sander?.
I actually do. I purchased a 12" baby drum from Grizzly. That dam clearance room kicks me every time LOL. But I did get it for almost 1/3 off with VERY minor scratches and a nicked metal piece that didn't matter.


Crusader said:
Right after I posted this, I had a thought! I know weird right. But, what if you routered the table deeper to a 1/2" could be a simple jig to make, and then you could use 1/2" mdf for inserts. Anyway just a thought.
That might be doable. I may look into that option.
 

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I want to make some replacement inserts for my new drill press table before start using it & messing it up. I was thinking about just using cheap pine. What are others using for these inserts? Also, other than planing, what's the easiest way to get the correct thickness inserts? The original is 0.354". This seems like an odd size to me.

Thanks.

Mark
0.354" is 9mm
 

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Mine is also some weird thickness. I haven't made replacements yet, but I was thinking it wouldn't be a bad idea to put in set screws or strips of material underneath to make it take a more standard thickness replacement once this one is too chewed up.
 

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Make the insert from whatever wood you have on hand and rout a lip so that it fits in the space.

Grizzly using thinner material to save money.

A thicker piece with a lip works as well if not better.
 

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Some good ideas here. I may try using the drum sander on some MDF the next time I have it out. I also "might" have to measure some if the scraps I have piled up again. I may have some of the 9mm stuff.
 

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If the drum sander won't work on the MDF (it may "rough" up the surface to much and make it not sit level) then I would probably used crusaders idea and route that baby to a 1/2 inch deep. Now you have a perfect application for MDF usage!! Scrap throw away inserts. Perfect great ideas guys
 
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