Jig table holes drilled

empire_637

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Im wondering if any one knows where i could get an aluminum plate that i have drilled and maybe tapped in san diego. The dimension on the plate are 3/4" thick by 24"x24". something like this
 

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BajaFand

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If you want to do it yourself you can do it with a mag drill. However you may spend the same amount of money to buy the drill as you would to have the holes done by a machine shop.
 

clogking

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Some how I don't think a Mag drill will work on aluminum:)
 

Brian Mapes

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Actually a Mag drill will work on alum. There are two options, one is you can buy the vaccuum base for it, or the other option is get a nice thick piece of steel and clamp it to the alum. then magnetize the drill to the steel. I used this method for drilling my alum jig table and it worked perfectly, and all my holes came out perfect, drilled and tapped. I will post a pic later of my setup.
 

empire_637

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Nice thanks guys for all the input...Post some Pics of your jig im intrsted in seeing it. I will just try the mag drill.
 

Brian Mapes

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Here are some older pics of my table. I will put a pic up later on of how to setup the mag drill on alum.
 

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Brian Mapes

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Here are some more pics of the table and how I setup the drill since ive been getting a few requests. I used bolts upside down as levelers. I got the ones with the wide heads so theres a lil extra surface area.
 

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