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Project by rons posted 1805 days ago 6459 views 136 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Everyone, Just wanted to post the table I made this week. It makes running the drill press so much easier now ( and safer ). I came across blackcherry’s post on a table that he built and that is what I based my design on. The top is made out of 2 pieces of 3/4” mdf with a 1/8” piece of hardboard on the top. There is an insert that is 3/4” mdf that is off centered so I can rotate it for a fresh hole every time I drill. The fence and edging is oak that I made from a scrap pallet I got from work. The hold downs are Incra. The t-track and knobs were ordered from Mcmaster Carr. I set 2 t-tracks in the bottom so I could attach it to the steel table and tightened it down using 4 knobs. It was a fun project to do and I recomend building one if you have”nt yet. Total cost was about $55.00 for me to make this. I would like to thank Blackcherry for his post. It helped me alot. Ron

-- Ron, Michigan





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topher

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#1 posted 1805 days ago

Very nice! I recently bought a drill press and have wanted to build one like this…im sure it makes things much easier on the builds.
Thanks for posting !

-- learning, building, playing

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blackcherry

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#2 posted 1805 days ago

Great looking drill press table. Your going to love it mine is about 6 months old and its a joy to use. thank for posting Blkcherry

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lew

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#3 posted 1805 days ago

This is a great table!

Looks like you have every clamping angle covered. I really like the red hold downs.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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sboyle

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#4 posted 1805 days ago

Very nice table. I just added this to the list of shop jigs I need to make.

-- Hey, It will always make good firewood!!

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aldente

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#5 posted 1805 days ago

fantastic job! I just started one this morning. Something to go with the super sled. Nothing as fancy as yours, but it does have a hold down for mortising.

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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SimonSKL

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#6 posted 1805 days ago

Good looking and very functional drill press table. I really like the idea that the insert be off centered and can be rotated. Very clever.

-- Simon, Danville, IL

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Topapilot

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#7 posted 1805 days ago

Nice work! I made one a couple of years ago, but I couldn’t get the concentric circles to work out. I tried a couple of methods, and either the insert or the table was always the wrong size, out of round, what ever. How did you make your insert and match the cut out in the table?

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Innovator

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#8 posted 1805 days ago

Looks very good. I just laid one out earlier tonight for my drill press.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 1805 days ago

Very nice table set-up.
It appears that you would need to remove the fence if you needed to remove the hold downs if you had a wide board to drill on it. I just finished a project involving 2×12’s that I had to drill and countersink the holes across the 12” end of it. I need to make a nice table like this one , but the only change would be to continue the dado through the front edge : )

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

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ChrisN

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#10 posted 1805 days ago

Well Done!!! Something I could use.

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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ToGoMan

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#11 posted 1804 days ago

I’m working on one of these today, myself. Thanks for the post – you’ve added some great details!

-- ToGoMan ------ "No ONE of us knows as much as ALL of us." (anon.) ----

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rons

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#12 posted 1804 days ago

Thanks for the comment guys, Topapilot I have sent you a message about the insert. I hope it might help you. Dusty, you are correct. I don’t drill anything very large so I opted to just cover the t-track over. By reading the comments I can look forward to seeing 4 or 5 new tables on our project page soon. Have fun guys.

Ron

-- Ron, Michigan

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 1804 days ago

I really like the finished look of your front banding , but for my own needs I would have to leave the slots exposed.

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

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Budgie

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#14 posted 1801 days ago

Nice job.

-- Bud, Central Square, NY, http://thepostnbeam.blogspot.com/

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dbhost

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#15 posted 1339 days ago

Looks great! I am working on one as well. Love the look of the Oak. Hope my walnut with oak dowels looks half as good as this…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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