Yea, I know. DP Tables are like cutting boards around here. Been There, Done That.
So, I don’t see any Drill Press Tables that are perfect for me. So I’ll build one. Using all of the ideas I’ve seen on this site.
My first draft
The fence design will come later.
I like the following ideas:
3 slots. (2 for the fence and hold downs, and one down the middle for a miter gauge or equivalent item or just more holddown for small parts.)
1 cross slot. (Seems like a good idea)
Use the t-track that has the ruler for the two fence slots.
Smooooooth surface. I’m thinking that I’ll laminate a whiteboard material on the face of two 3/4” 18×24 MDF or PLY. Whiteboard or Hardboard.
I like the idea of the ROUND disposable insert. That seem more functional than square, and easier to make blanks or spares.
Trim out the edges, so it’s pretty. Maybe redwood for that. It’s soft, I know – but I like the look.
I think I’ll drill and install the bolts in the bottom sheet before gluing the top sheet. ....
I’ll post a few pics of midstream.
Skill Level: Beginner
-- - many trees died so that I may create the perfect breadboard. Someday. Probably not soon.