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Project by richgreer posted 01-13-2010 05:52 PM 2770 views 15 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve seen several drill press tables on this website recently and now I have completed my own. I also made a similar mortising machine table. Both tables are made with 3/4 oak plywood glued to 1/2 MDF with solid oak trim on the front and both sides. I also made a couple of “goodies”. The second picture shows a jig that I attach to the fence to give me good support for drilling into the ends of tall items (e.g. blank for a pepper grinder). In the 3rd picture you will see a block of wood with a plate for the Kreg hold down clamp attached. I can secure this into the table with a couple of threaded inserts I put in the table. In the 6th picture you can see the same block of wood secured to the mortising table with 2 clamps. The 4th picture illustrates the provision for wooden inserts.

This was not high quality craftsmanship – but it works quite well that is really what matters.

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





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GMman

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#1 posted 01-13-2010 06:41 PM

I have seen a lot of jigs but this one is one of the top, Thanks for sharing

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#2 posted 01-13-2010 08:08 PM

Nice drill press table, I am going to have to build myself one similar to yours . Every time i need a jig for my drill press table kind of throw something together what will work out of scraps. . I have a pile if jigs in could use for firewood if i had a decent one like yours

-- wchips

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#3 posted 01-14-2010 02:34 AM

Good job

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#4 posted 01-14-2010 04:52 AM

Very nice work : )

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

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#5 posted 01-14-2010 08:53 PM

nice drill press table… wish I had a good drill press so I could build one of these too…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#6 posted 01-17-2010 12:29 AM

Very nice table, Rich.

-- Glen

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#7 posted 01-22-2010 02:07 AM

Rich,

Great idea on the stand-alone Kreg clamp setup. I ordered another plate for my Kreg jig, when I saw your great idea. Thanks for sharing!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#8 posted 02-13-2010 03:48 PM

nice table good job

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