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FENCE BRACES The fence is supported by two simple brackets screwed to the rear of the fence. The location of the triangular braces is important to the track orientation, so follow the diagrams carefully for location.
While your jigsaw is still out, locate, mark and cut out the notch in the back of the table. This allows the table to move closer to the drill press’ post and tilt without interference.
As a final friendly touch on the table, I used a 3/8″ roundover bit in my router to soften all the edges on the table, both top and bottom. You’ll get fewer splinters if you do this.
Milling the Fence
LAYING TRACKS Install the T-slot tracks in the grooves with flat head screws countersunk into the track. The braces are attached to the fence by screwing through the face groove prior to attaching the T-slot track.The fence is the heart of the table, and the wood should be chosen for durability and straightness. Quartersawn hardwood, carefully surfaced and planed, will do nicely.