|Project by tjscott||posted 10-10-2008 04:10 AM||13777 views||28 times favorited||12 comments|
Recently I showed you the basic cabinet I built for my new drill press. What I figured I needed next was a better table than what came with it. The result is what is shown in the pictures.
It creates a larger, more stable surface on which to drill. It includes a long fence which rides in two t-tracks to allow for adjustments. There is also a t-track on the fence that allows for the two adjustable stops I created. The design includes a hidden compartment under the table that allows for sawdust removal and will include a hole drilled in the side of the base to allow for the hose. You’ll also see in the picture, a place in the base for a drawer to be built later. The idea for the drawer is to hold the sanding materials I hope to use on the drill press.
This plan was taken from Plans Now with no real modifications. I have to finish it by including the hole for dust removal, building the drawer for the front of the base and to create the removable inserts to allow for the drilling relief hole in the table top. It will also include several inserts to allow for the different sized sanders.
I have one problem in that the design doesn’t allow for the adjustment handle that raises and lowers the table on the column. I currently have to remove the whole table to adjust the height. I’ll work on that one.
Otherwise, I’m pretty happy with the results.
-- Tom, Charlotte, North Carolina