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Project by randyb posted 1689 days ago 3940 views 18 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this drill press table from about three other table it have seen around various books and web photos, so far it works great. made from birch plywood

-- I was going for that distressed look





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ericandcandi

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#1 posted 1689 days ago

Great looking table. Can you post some additional photos? Looks like you ready in case of a fire.

-- ericandcandi in Louisiana- Home of the "LSU Tigers"

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randyb

119 posts in 1953 days


#2 posted 1689 days ago

I can and will post more photos! never turn down free fire extinguisher thats my motto.

-- I was going for that distressed look

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Tim Dahn

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#3 posted 1688 days ago

Yes please more pictures, looks good.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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USCJeff

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#4 posted 1688 days ago

I like this design. It does appear to be a hybrid of some of the other tables floating around the site. I don’t do a lot of angled drilling, but this design seems to cater to function with ease. The tracks are obviously very handy for a fence or hold downs. The insert is also a must. Do you use a dust collector or shop vac? With the tracks, it wouldn’t be too hard to clamp a hose near the action. Love it. And yes, never can have too many fire extinguishers. I shut down a business several years ago and ended up with a dozen. Made good gifts to my local woodworkers. Keep em coming.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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JenWoodworking

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#5 posted 1688 days ago

Cool, didn’t know what I was looking for until I saw this! Any photos of the jigs/accessories that you use with this? Thanks for the photos, very helpful.

-- Jen loves wood!

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 1688 days ago

good looking table let´s have a rewiew when you have used it on a copple project where it has been
used tilted

Dennis

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stuk4x4

115 posts in 1692 days


#7 posted 1688 days ago

I am looking to do something on my Drill press table and this looks like a couple good ideas I can use. Thanks it looks great.
Walt

-- All the tools in the world wont make you a good mechanic or craftsman... however it helps!

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randyb

119 posts in 1953 days


#8 posted 1688 days ago

Thanks for all of the nice comments. The table is very useable, I am still thinking on the fence, jigs and stuff. I am going thru a tool tune up phase, the jointer and tablesaw are all set up and ready to go, now its time for the drill press. There are a few things to keep in mind if you are planing to build a tilt table I have learned, 1st make it tilt negative so you can put stop screws to help adjust fore and aft. make a template and route you sacrafice plate, the you can make many extra, most people would do that, I am a slow learner. the biggest complaint I have with this setup is the crank to raise and lower the table hits the table, so its a pain, I will build a spacer block and raise the whole thing up off the setock table to fix this problem. as far as tilting projects I have only needed it once and It worked great! one more thing, the t-trak goes deep in 3/4” ply so there is very little grip with screws, I used acft epoxy to glue it down with the screws, if you tighten the fence or hold downs to much you will rip it right out. good luck I hope it helped

-- I was going for that distressed look

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Tim Dahn

1467 posts in 2190 days


#9 posted 1688 days ago

Thanks for the new pics Randy, and the tips you learned along the way.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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Splinterman

23058 posts in 1986 days


#10 posted 1688 days ago

Hey Randy,
Sweet job.

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