Drill Press Woodworking Table

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Project by DonFaulk0517 posted 12-28-2008 10:35 PM 4950 views 18 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some of my first projects were jigs and workshop aids… so I thought I’d add my top workshop projects… the second was my Drill Press Woodworking Table. This table makes for a wide worksurface and a vacuum center section that reduces the wood chips left behind. The table also has a fence with adjustable stops and T-Slots on the surface for hold downs. You don’t appreciate the importance of the hold downs until you’ve had a work piece take off on you!


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#1 posted 12-28-2008 10:44 PM

I really like the 4 T-tracks in the table.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#2 posted 12-28-2008 10:56 PM

That is nice – I would be afraid I would drill a hole in it – great job

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#3 posted 12-28-2008 10:58 PM

That’s a sharp table. Almost too pretty to use! Do the T-tracks take standard bolts or T-bolts?

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem.

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#4 posted 12-29-2008 01:14 AM

nice jig and amen to the hold downs. All it takes is a little slip and you can break or severe a finger real quick on a drill press.

-- 3rd generation craftsman ~

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#5 posted 12-29-2008 02:46 AM

Great looking attachment. I’d love to see how you attached it to the drill press. I really need one of those too. How about posting some dimensions for us to copy your efforts. Thanks.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#6 posted 12-29-2008 05:32 AM

That’s a nice drill press table!! I have a Jet drill press on order!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#7 posted 12-29-2008 05:40 AM

Nice job on the drill press table. What model is your drill press? I need one for the new shop. Any comments on your drill press. Thanks for poisting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 12-30-2008 08:01 AM

HEY , That’s my drill press ! LOL …Great table that you’ve made . I have plans for 3 different ones and i can’t decide which one will work best for me yet .
Have you had any issues with your DP like large Forstner bits slipping in the chuck or excessive side play / off center drilling when you extend the quill all the way down ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 12-31-2008 11:30 PM

Some of you have asked a few questions about the Drill Press Table… the drill press is a Jet JDP-17MF Drill Press. I have not had any problems with the drill press. I had a Forstner bit slip once, but have used it many times without any problems. The table is 31” wide and 16” deep. I used plans from an issue of WOOD Magazine, with one alteration in that I wrapped the edges with 3/4” maple. It is from the June/July 2004 Issue #156, and also is in the 2006 WOOD Magazine’s Best-Ever “Woodworking Jigs, Homemade Tools & Shop Organizers” (page 40 and then page 46 for the Dust Extraction). The stop blocks and hold downs are indispensable.


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#10 posted 02-15-2009 06:29 PM

nice job on the table thank you for the knowledge links..

-- Cosmicturner

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#11 posted 02-15-2009 06:58 PM


-- Just 'cause a cat has kittens in the oven, it don't make 'em biscuits.

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#12 posted 02-26-2010 08:59 AM

very nice… gotta get me one of them…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#13 posted 11-23-2011 04:03 AM

I thought mine was nice until I saw yours. Thanks for the posting.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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#14 posted 12-17-2012 10:02 PM

I like it! I like it! Well done.

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