|Project by Lumberpunk||posted 06-10-2014 04:57 PM||3526 views||12 times favorited||10 comments|
This is my drill press table for my new (to me) craftex drill press. The table is built from two layers of 1/2 birch ply and braced with 3/4”. The fence is two layers of 3/4” birch ply laminated. All the t-tracks were routed with a t-slot routing bit from Lee Valley.
The second picture shows my accessory hanger which is a piece of birch hardwood with a t-track routed in it screwed int the side of the table. This gives me a convenient place to hang my fence, holddowns, stopblocks and v-blocks.
Third and fourth pics show my v-blocks for drilling round stock, both are made from birch ply and maple scrap and screw down to the t-tracks.
Fifth pic is my quick(er) set depth stop, it is a piece of birch with a groove cut down the middle and a knob and bolt to tighten it. It is a lot faster than the nuts that used to be on there and works well, I think I got the idea at ibuildit.ca.
Also here is my most used bit holders, they are held to the top of the drill press with rare earth magnets embedded in the bottom.
Oh and here is a couple of picks of the v-blocks in action.
Here’s my toothbrush… I drove a screw into the handle and hang it on a magnet from the DP. It is used to clean drill bits as I go.
-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.