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  1. Well ladies and gents... For the future greenhorn that may come across this thread, I think all of the advice was extremely helpful in tackling this monster. In the end, it was really really easy at slower speeds with a fence. I believe the biggest of my many issues had to do with speed. At 800rpms, I am comfortably positioned, cleanly shaving wood and the hole is perfect. It's a small victory for this fellow. I just assembled the gate piece and it is perfect. Feels fantastic and I can only imagine how it will feel when you near the end of a month/year long build. Appreci
  2. Thanks for the reply. The table I got has a T Track in the fence and comes with a ~3" x 3" block of wood to use as a stop. I hope that helps solve my issue. I also realized last night as I was watching YouTube videos of my drill press, that I had another stupid rookie mistake in my first go. I didnt tighten the drill press table in place after raising it to the proper position. I just thought it wobbled cause it was cheap and not good quality. Cranked that down last night and it took away all the wobble....which was another potential cause for my issues. Sigh. I didn't grow up wi
  3. I got lost in the first replies, and never got a chance to personally thank you for your help! Thank you! Sounds like you are well familiar with Fargo. I used to work for a home builder (a clipboard holder, not a laborer...if you could devise that from my multiple posts) and we used Dakota Timber on a few reclaimed walls. Small world In regards to your latest post, I can greatly appreciate what you are saying. A failure to my being is always trying to be 2-200 steps ahead of myself. It leads to be prepared in a business sense for forecasting (as a profession), but leads to time, ex
  4. Fantastic advice, but rest assured taking the time to do it wasn't the issue, it literally is my lack of understanding of 'Drill Press 101' and unknowing if a clamp was good/bad/dangerous/helpful/necessity. I'm learning by the hour, and that's pretty fun. I hope to get into more challenging projects down the road, but as mentioned above starting with cheap 2x4s/pine was about the only thing I've gotten right for this first project with real hope of an acceptable piece in our home. If nothing else, something I can look back on in 10 years and giggle thinking "remember when I didn't kno
  5. Thanks for the reply. The table I got has a T Track in the fence and comes with a ~3" x 3" block of wood to use as a stop. I hope that helps solve my issue. I also realized last night as I was watching YouTube videos of my drill press, that I had another stupid rookie mistake in my first go. I didnt tighten the drill press table in place after raising it to the proper position. I just thought it wobbled cause it was cheap and not good quality. Cranked that down last night and it took away all the wobble....which was another potential cause for my issues. Sigh. I didn't grow up wi
  6. Thanks all! I did order a drill press table and fence prior to posting. Sounds like that, lower speeds, clamps and forstner bit SHOULD provide success. I look forward to going into it more confidently. In regards to an earlier question, the aluminum piping is 1/2" OD....so I'm hoping to get a sliver of play with the bit/pipe combo to help in alignment during assembly. That could be the next/last challenge, but I suspect I could just drill out the top boards to 5/8" being they will be unseen, and leave the bottom holes 1/2". Get everything put together, flip the kennel upside down a
  7. Hello all, First time poster, name is Jason from Fargo, ND. I have been accumulating tools and woodworking equipment for a year or so, and finally started into my first real project. A nice dog kennel for inside the home. I'm using 'stud' quality 2x4's for everything besides the top and bottom (and vertical bars, of course). I used the straightest 2x4s I could get my hands on, but do not own a planer so I'm at the mercy of 'pretty straight'. I've already learned a lot (like don't sand/prime/paint the pieces before all holes are drilled), but have hit a frustrating brick wall