Drill press table and fence

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Project by txn posted 04-05-2016 12:27 AM 3071 views 15 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my version of the wood smith drill press table. It’s two pieces of 3/4 ply sandwiched and topped with laminate for durability. I just got this drill press last week and so far it has been awesome especially for the money ($400 from Walmart online of all places) I especially like the fact that I don’t have to change belts to change speed. But any ways back to the table and fence the table height is adjustable from the hand wheel on the front and the column lock is moved out for easy accessibility also. The table has replaceable offset inserts that can be turned for new surface to reduce blow out. The fence is pretty basic other than the dust port I got from Rockler which works great. Comments or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks

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#1 posted 04-05-2016 03:08 AM

Nice , where’d you find the gears?

-- Jeff NJ

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#2 posted 04-05-2016 09:27 AM

Amazon it’s Boston gear GP1632Y

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#3 posted 04-05-2016 01:46 PM

This is a fine drill press table. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#4 posted 04-05-2016 01:57 PM

Nice job. I appreciate the easy access to height adjustment.

Speaking from experience, though, if you ever want to tilt the table, you’ll need to significantly enlarge the cutout for the post. Perhaps you’ll never need to, but when I went to drill a stair railing for steel spindles, I soon discovered I first needed to modify my table.

Take that for what it’s worth.

Enjoy. There’s a special pleasure in using jigs and fixtures we’ve made ourselves.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#5 posted 04-05-2016 10:56 PM

I love shop furniture. I need to make more for myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Joe - - Don't be pessimistic, it never works works anyway.

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#6 posted 04-07-2016 04:48 PM

Great job on this table. It looks sturdy and functional and should serve you well for many years. Thank you for taking the time to post this project.

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#7 posted 04-08-2016 10:04 PM

Very nice project!!! I just got one of those drill presses as well a couple of weeks ago. I am also very impressed with the over all design and functionality. Awesome deal for the money for sure. Thanks so much for sharing the wonderfully creative table design.

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#8 posted 10-18-2017 01:21 PM

Great table! I too bought this drill press, and made a table for it. I’m really happy with it, for same reasons as you.
Way to be innovative and automate the table height adjustment!

-- Pete

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