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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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#1 posted 01-05-2010 06:05 PM
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"
#2 posted 01-05-2010 06:07 PM
I can and will post more photos! never turn down free fire extinguisher thats my motto.
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#3 posted 01-05-2010 07:13 PM
Yes please more pictures, looks good.
-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.
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#4 posted 01-05-2010 10:14 PM
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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#5 posted 01-05-2010 10:26 PM
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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#6 posted 01-05-2010 10:29 PM
good looking table let´s have a rewiew when you have used it on a copple project where it has beenused tilted
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#7 posted 01-05-2010 11:43 PM
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!
#8 posted 01-06-2010 12:11 AM
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
#9 posted 01-06-2010 12:17 AM
Thanks for the new pics Randy, and the tips you learned along the way.
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#10 posted 01-06-2010 09:05 AM
Hey Randy,Sweet job.
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