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Simple small drill press table

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Project by HansR posted 06-13-2015 01:52 PM 2423 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My drill press table is made of 2 scrap plywood pieces glued together to 1” thickness.
Table dimensions are 13” x 12”, pretty small but I don’t need more.
Clamps and the knobs are all made of white ash. The knobs are built of 2 pieces with t-nuts inside.
After installation the drill press handle was in the way. Grrrr…
Built a simple wooden handle extension – it works now for some months.
Additional I built a small drill press vice of white ash. Better for my fingers ;-)
Btw: I like white ash especially for tools and for furniture too.





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 06-13-2015 03:22 PM

It looks very handy. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Redoak49

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#2 posted 06-13-2015 07:55 PM

Very nice…

I would really like to see more pictures and details about the crank….how did you connect the wood crank to the steel shaft

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WoodNSawdust

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#3 posted 06-13-2015 08:20 PM

Good job. I second the request for more info on the crank.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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HansR

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#4 posted 06-13-2015 08:31 PM

OK, the crank connection:
I didn’t build the crank for the looks of it, just for function.
First, there were only two pieces glued together, inside a t-nut.
Installed this “construction” just after the glue wasn’t really dry so it cracked a bit. My fault!
After that I glued the 2 small strips to the outside to hold it togehther.
Well, it’s not a master piece but now it works for me since a few months.

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mafe

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#5 posted 06-13-2015 08:45 PM

Less can be so much more.
Really fine.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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lcwood

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#6 posted 06-13-2015 10:26 PM

long time ago I tried to make one. guess what.. “handle was in the way” and the lock too

nice post. I need to think more and try again

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Redoak49

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#7 posted 06-14-2015 02:16 AM

Thanks for posting the details of the cart.

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Edwardnorton

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#8 posted 06-14-2015 08:15 PM

Nice Job!

-- EdwardNorton

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HansR

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#9 posted 06-14-2015 09:05 PM

Thanks to all of you for your kind comments.

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