|Project by Will Stokes||posted 04-10-2010 06:11 AM||4166 views||17 times favorited||9 comments|
I’m not sure why it took me so long to build one of these, it’s great. I basically made it very smilar to Dodeka's drill press table . The base is two sheets of 3/4” ply, trimmed out on 3 sides with cherry and black walnut plugs. I used some red T-track I found at Hartville tool that was quite affordable. The bottom is clamped to the factory table using four knobs that screw into wing nuts embedded into two rails screwed into the bottom of the table. This allows me to losen up the table and pull it out in order to raise and lower the factory table. Long run I’m going to look in a way to modify the factory handle to avoid having to pull the table forward and back like this all the time since the fence can get in the way of the chuck and requires removal from behind the spindle in some circumstances. I used cherry for the entire fence, squaring it up after it was glued up by running it past my table saw blade with the front face down against the table which worked beautifully. Anyways, I hope this helps anyone that needs yet another drill press table example before they build their own. It’s totally worth it!