Drill press table

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Project by Paul posted 03-12-2015 03:32 AM 2208 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently upgraded to a floor drill press and needed a new wood working dp top. Nothing special, just a low profile fence.

total cost was $ $39.47 . I bought the tracks and cut them to size.


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#1 posted 03-12-2015 05:20 AM

I like your work Paul, its simple, functional and Good $s

A shop one would be about 3x times that if you could get a special !

-- Regards Robert

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#2 posted 03-12-2015 12:50 PM

That’s nice. The main thing I would add is a replaceable insert where the drill bit would cut into the table.

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#3 posted 03-12-2015 01:58 PM

I like this one – been putting off making a new table for my dp (lazy) but I have a Radial DP and I know I’ll screw up a bunch of wood trying to make one right.

I looked at the pictures again – never saw an infra red crosshair for a dp – COOL !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 03-12-2015 10:49 PM

Very nice Paul!
Almost too nice to drill holes into! :)
I like the laser target too. Now I want one.
Thanks for sharing.

-- The less an idiot knows, the louder he seems to know it!

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#5 posted 03-13-2015 12:02 AM

thanks for sharing – now I’m making one too!
I have the laser target in my little Ryobi but I turn it off because it’s almost too bright and makes it hard to see the marks for the holes

-- Greg Simon

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#6 posted 03-13-2015 04:14 AM

Nice job Paul, it looks great.
I am on the verge of buying the Porter Cable Drill Press at Lowe’s and will need to make a table also. From the little bit I can see of your Drill Press in these pictures, it looks like the same one. Is your table attached to the Drill Press table?


-- I love the smell of coffee in the morning, and sawdust in the afternoon

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#7 posted 03-15-2015 04:24 PM

A very nice addition to one of the most understated tools in the shop. You have instantly upgraded your drill and boring accuracy but also created a safer work platform for anyone using the drill press. I like the care you practised to also make it nice looking and functional at the same time.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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