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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #22: A Drill Press Table that will make your shop weep with joy!

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Once in a lifetime we achieve a level of perfection so high we wonder if our very lives will ever be the same! That is what I imagine all of you will think the moment you see the new drill press table. Or, at the very least, you’ll have a good time laughing at me.

This episode of Blue Collar Woodworking is all about the new drill press table, complete with downdraft dust collection, drawers for storage, and a micro-adjustable, X-Y sliding table.

After that we show ou how to make a downdraft sanding station, and pack a bunch of machines into a small space. Then Stumpy shows off his three unique measuring tapes, complains about hampster bedding and makes his own studio lighting from a lasagna pan.

All that and more is packed into the best fifteen minutes you’ll spend sitting on your rear. So enjoy…

(More episodes of Blue Collar Woodworking at Stumpynubs.com)

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com



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BTimmons

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#1 posted 804 days ago

New video! Huzzah! Now to sit and watch it.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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JL7

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#2 posted 804 days ago

Good job Stumpy – Can you post more info on the MDF trees – that’s a really great idea!

Like the planer – sander – downdraft setup – really great use of space and the drill-impress table is cool.

Thanks for the hard work to put these vids out!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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woodshaver

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#3 posted 804 days ago

You have made the drill press even more useful! I like what you have done. I used my drill press the other day as a lathe to mill down a small plastic part to fix my Weed Whacker motor. Ok… That’s not woodworking so I’ll not go any further with that!
Nice job on the projcect and video!

I’m off to find some MDF seeds now! I wonder how they will grow in N. FL. LOL!!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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sras

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#4 posted 804 days ago

A great episode! I enjoyed it.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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boxcarmarty

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#5 posted 804 days ago

I think you have a winner Stumpy. Now I have to spend more money buying plans and building a drill press table. Maybe it will motivate me enough to fix the drill press so I don’t have to pull start it…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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jeffl

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#6 posted 804 days ago

I like the shop space saving ideas . And the MDF trees.

-- Jeff,

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devann

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#7 posted 804 days ago

Stumpy, The white flat tape, do you ever use it to measure something round? Nice drill press table. Gotta go they’re ‘bout to throw the green flag again @ Mid Ohio.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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William

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#8 posted 804 days ago

Ok Stumpy, now I’m upset.

Nice video, but I already decided I wanted this drill press table before I seen the video based on a drawing you posted a while back.
So, I seen the video, nice. Now WHERE AND WHEN CAN I ORDER THE PLANS?
They’re not at the stumpy store at the time I’m typing this.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Stephenw

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#9 posted 804 days ago

Something I stumbled across on YouTube, an oscillating attachment you could use with your drill press sander…

-- http://www.garagebulletin.com/

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 804 days ago

You are da masa! Must have warmed up? As clutsy as I can be I wouldn’t wear shorts in the shop. LOL

Don’t know where you live but have your considered a bandsaw mill?

If you hate gardening and lawn maintenance don’t plant walnut trees. Have two that have been here. Last year had 26 bags 32 gallon bags of walnut tree droppings.

x-y axis table out of 3/4 inch plywood. did you consider MDF? or the cheap shelving material from the box store?

Looks like you are mellowing? NAW!

Had a hot beverage while watching. :-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#11 posted 804 days ago

You are da masa! Must have warmed up? Don’t know where you live but have your considered a bandsaw mill?

If you have gardening and lawn maintenance don’t plant walnut trees. Have two that have been here. Last year had 26 bags 32 gallon bags of walnut tree droppings.

x-y axis table out of 3/4 inch plywood. did you consider MDF? or the cheap shelving material from the box store?

Looks like you are mellowing? NAW!

Had a hot beverage while watching. :-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#12 posted 804 days ago

Thats wierd!

How the H_LL did that happen?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Roger

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#13 posted 804 days ago

I gave you a standing O for this vid Stumps!! I would luv to see you run for President. I think you could turn our economy around my friend. I appreciate all your expertise, and engineering ingenuity! Whew, that was a lot ta say. You are thee man Stumps. Keep on keepin on. Now, I’ve gotta git myself a cold one, cuz, I deserve it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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StumpyNubs

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#14 posted 804 days ago

Doc- MDF would be nice and flat, but I use drawer slides as the runners in the X-Y sliding mechanism, and they require screws to hold them in place. I never trust the holding power of screws in MDF.

William- While building the prototpe I made some changes that have to be added to the plans. THen they will be available. PLUS, I am doing some additional attachments and those will also be included int he plans. Next weekend is the contest awards show, andthe week after that is the drill press table followup show, and that’s when plans will be available. Glad you like it!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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eddie

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#15 posted 804 days ago

stumpy great video, like the options on the drill press table ,looking forward to the next one .the X-Y sliding table woukd really be handy to have.

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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