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Project by Dodeka posted 1620 days ago 6771 views 45 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first Lumberjocks post and my first real woodworking project in my own shop. I know there are a bunch of drill press table projects out there already, but here’s my spin on it.

I started out with two sheets of 3/4” birch plywood glued and screwed. The poplar trim is also glued and screwed with counterbored holes. I trimmed everything up with a flush-cutting router bit and filled the counterbores with oak plugs I made. There a region of the bottom that is routed down about 1/4”. This makes it easy to align the auxiliary table to the drill press. There’s also a region on top routed down for an insert. Routed a slot for the t-track (McMaster is cheaper than Incra) and put a few coats of poly on the whole thing. The fence is pretty straight forward from the pictures.

I have clamps on the bottom too. I wanted to make it easy to slide the whole auxiliary table in and out. You can see in one of the pictures that the crank used to raise and lower the table would hit the auxiliary table. Hence the need for quick and easy sliding of the auxiliary table.

I also sunk the entire drill press into my work bench so that the foot doesn’t get in the way of the Miter Saw work space.

The whole thing is pretty solid and flat, which isn’t bad for Depot lumber.

-- Liszka





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Abbott

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#1 posted 1620 days ago

Nice setup. Good idea sinking that foot. Welcome to LJ!

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Jeison

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#2 posted 1620 days ago

Looks really good, I like how you clamped the table instead of bolting it, and thats brilliant sinking the foot

-- - 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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noknot

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#3 posted 1620 days ago

I will steal this idea from you ha ha ha great planning!

-- GO DAWGS!

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Tim Gates

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#4 posted 1620 days ago

Very nicely done. Impressive work!

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1620 days ago

A great drill press table very well done

Is that your gas meter? IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR SHOP!!!!

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dustyal

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#6 posted 1620 days ago

Nice job… thanks for posting.
I really need to get around to one of these… and use it for an extension table to my miter saw as you evidently did.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Beginningwoodworker

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#7 posted 1620 days ago

Nice drill press table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Dodeka

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#8 posted 1620 days ago

Yes, that’s my gas meter. Since my shop is my garage, I have little choice. It’s sort of odd—some of my neighbors have their gas meters outside, but for some reason mine is inside.

-- Liszka

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NBeener

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#9 posted 1620 days ago

Wow. Really nice job!

Favorited!!

-- -- Neil

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Kent Shepherd

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#10 posted 1619 days ago

Great work. Looks really solid

Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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RexMcKinnon

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#11 posted 1619 days ago

Nice drill press table. I like the you intergrated it into your worktop. The base is never stuck in the way.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#12 posted 1619 days ago

very nice looking drill press table…

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

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Cory

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#13 posted 1619 days ago

I love the idea of sinking it in the bench top so it doesn’t interfere with the CMS. That’s something I might have to steal!

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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Budgie

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#14 posted 1616 days ago

Nice job. I like the way you have it mounted to the table.

-- Bud, Central Square, NY, http://thepostnbeam.blogspot.com/

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kodiak

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#15 posted 1602 days ago

great job, gives me a few ideas for the one I’m going to build

-- Simple advice is the best advice

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