I messaged Jason a few weeks ago about a template for drilling your own table top. Jason said he was going to make one available shortly. Any word on when that will be available for purchase?
@Wadeintahoe what thickness plate do you plan to use this with?
I am very interested to see how Jason overcomes the cumulative error that often occurs with this type template over long distances. For example, to use this template on a 4x8 sheet of steel.
@Ronnie I would say accuracy expectations should match the price. Lots of variables like surface flatness, twist, drill bit or slugger bit, used or new cutter can make a difference. This is designed for entry level fabrication or somebody on a tight budget. But this template will improve bit wondering and keep adjacent hole to hole tolerance low. If accuracy is important to welder I’d always suggest a production table like the dragon wagon.
I have a 1/2” thick top.
1/2” thick top for now.
Looks like a nice jig! What are all the gizmos for?
I will be drilling with a new Hougen mag drill & annular bit.
3/4” holes right? Plan shows .875.
The holes are .750 inside diameter. There’s a drill bushing in there, so the drawing we threw up is referencing the hole size before the bushing is installed.
Good catch, we’ll get that updated.
@Wadeintahoe it’s available now
One inch thick, now that’s a template!
Jason, I just ordered the drilling template. Looks very nice! Excited to get it and get drilling. Will you be doing a YouTube video on its use?
Yes, I’ll have a demonstration video in the near future.
Got my drilling template today!
What are the red rings for? Any eta on when Jason will be putting up a YouTube video of the template being used?
@Wadeintahoe The red ring is a spacer/washer that goes over the tacking bolt. It’s to help the bolt grip 1/2 thick table tops.
Currently working on a “how to video” now, But I’ll try to get a basic post up today on how to use the template.
Ok, great! Thx! It’s a big-ol-template. Looking forward to using it.