Now that I have a proper drill press, I can see the benefit of a drill press table.
I’ve decided to use some extruded aluminum (8020) and scrap 1/2” MDF for the project. I will laminate 3 sheets together to get the final dimension. Here’s what it will look like, minus the hardwood trim:
To get started, I cut a piece of 1/2” MDF that is the final size of the table. Then, carefully located the holes need to bolt the table to the drill press.
Once the holes were drilled out, I squared the top 3/16” to allow a carriage bolt to rest in it.
Once the four bolts are installed, then it was time to prepare the first layer glue-up. Since the bolt heads would interfere with the second piece, I had to drill out the space needed. I used a forstner bit to counter sink about 1/4”.
Here is the bottom board with the second laying upside down and next to the bolts.
Time for the first glue-up. The great thing about MDF is the flatness and the easy gluing.
That’s it for tonight…
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