Drill Press Table

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Project by Glen posted 01-06-2010 11:49 PM 1821 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just completed this drill press table. It is the same basic plan that was posted on Stevinmarin’s blog except I added a small cleat on each end of the fence so it will stay fairly straight on the table. I will be putting a couple of coats of polyurathane on it for a little protection and so the fence and the replaceable inserts can move smoothly.

-- Glen

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#1 posted 01-07-2010 12:08 AM

The table looks very good. Need one too and hope i could do this over the next few weeks.
Good job, thank you!

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#2 posted 01-07-2010 12:46 AM

Very nice. I need to make one of those myself. I’ll have to put this on my “todo” list.

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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#3 posted 01-07-2010 12:55 AM

tank´s for sharing
well done


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#4 posted 01-07-2010 12:58 AM


Very nice table. I really like your idea of cleats on end of your fence. I am building table for my Ridgid Drill Press and thought about embedding a piece of T-track into ends of table and installing a piece of aluminum angle with T-bolts onto ends of my fence to keep it reasonably square. Will take some pics when it is completed.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#5 posted 01-07-2010 01:05 AM


-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#6 posted 01-07-2010 01:19 AM

Good work Glen – I really like the simplicity of this design. I may have to rip off your ideas and set something up on my drill press! My busted up old table is a 5-minute-thrown-together clamp-on affair. Thanks for posting.

-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#7 posted 01-07-2010 02:31 AM

Very nice and simple…...................

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 01-07-2010 03:35 AM

Good working fence with replaceable parts.

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#9 posted 01-07-2010 04:38 AM

Nice work

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 01-12-2010 03:09 AM

Nice table. I’m working on my own right now (when I am not on LJ).

The idea of cleats at the end of the fence to help keep the fence square in interesting. I need to consider that.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#11 posted 01-12-2010 03:14 PM

Good luck with your table, Rich. Post some pictures when it’s done.

-- Glen

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