I started this project about 12 weeks ago. I had read alot of pro’s and con’s regarding a drill press table, and finally decided I wanted one. I have a 16 Speed Tradesman floor stand drill press. It has a 12 X 12 rectangular table, but it is strictly a machinists type table. I wanted something larger for wood working purposes and also something that was wood friendly.
So here is what I decided to build. I built the base out of MDF. The reason being, I am going to test it out for a while and see if I like the layout. If not I will modify it till I have what I want, then I will make the final unit out of plywood. For right now though, I think MDF will work just fine.
I looked at a lot of commercial units, and I just could not justify spending the money for something I would probably want to change anyway.
First assembly, than on the drill press.
I purchased everything on sale, either from ttrackusa.com or my Woodcraft store This entire project cost about $65.00 in materials. Buying the material on sale helped keep the cost down. Once glued and screwed, I will show pictures of the backside of the fence.
-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.