|Project by edwood1975||posted 01-21-2015 03:59 PM||1883 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
I wish I could take credit for this drill press table but I cant the design belongs to this person on a website call thiswoodwork.com.
Anyway I’m back to using up more of my MDF and this time the actual plans call for this material and it worked out awesome.
I cant wait to getaway from MDF because anytime I make something with it my whole shop gets destroyed with dust particles and I always wear mask when using it.
1st: I used a piece of MDF with dimensions of 24”x 15” x 3/4” I cut 2 sliding track into it (on the left and right of table)about 1/2” wide.Then used my drill press to bore a whole into it to receive my bolt so as that ultimately my fence can slide forward and back.
2nd : I drill 2 holes to attach the table to the drill press table, secure it with nuts and bolts.
3rd: Start building my fence dimensions 24” wide and 2.5” high…I also made the track in the face of the fence by routing a 1/2” section and then placing 1/4” hardboard over it to create the “T” SHAPE
used pocket screws and glue and angled wood to keep the “L” frame of the fence at 90 degrees.
I thought it would be a good idea to create my own stop block so I used a piece of SPF I had lying around I drilled a hole through it then attached a bolt I had lying around , I had a kids toy wheel so I bored a hole through that and insert a “T” NUT then screwed it onto the bolt protruding from the fence…. it sound a lot more complicated than it is…..
I have to say I am very happy about what I created and how it works, for all you people that are going to give me creative criticism I know that I am supposed to put a plate in the middle of the table where that joint hole is but I kind of didn’t cut the hole out as even as possible so I will file it down and sand it until its even and smooth all the way round but Ill get to that as soon as I can….
Best of all is that the entire drill press and table fit snuggly under my workbench…. LOVE IT