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Project by PPK posted 07-23-2017 12:54 AM 1048 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve had some time in the shop to get things cleaned up and make the place easier to work in. This is one of the improvements.

I made a drill press table out of some scraps laying around the shop and some hardware from various places. It has some jigs to go with it, as seen in the pictures. I have a vertical clamping jig, two hold-downs, and two flip-stops on the fence. The fence is fully adjustable (or removable) as are all the other jigs. They all ride in 3/4” T-track.
Why the notches cut out of the sides? Because my scrap had notches, that’s why!

-- Pete





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dbeck

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#1 posted 07-23-2017 06:53 AM

In my shop i call those notches, “hand holds” lol. That is the next shop project i am planning, waiting for the summer weather to break first right now i would need to use treated lumber to withstand the sweat running off my head lol. How do the toggle clamps work out for you? Do they hold it so it feels solid? Nice idea, trip to hft for some clamps soon for me now( i think they have a/c so sounds good about now)

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Stanley Coker

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#2 posted 07-23-2017 12:13 PM

Nice drill presstop. I also need one of these, but I am with you dbeck. I got a project i need to do in my shop, but
for the last three day, 102 yesterday, 101 the day before, and 100 the day before that, I think i will wait a little while.
There is a point when the fun stops.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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BigET

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#3 posted 07-23-2017 02:13 PM

I like it! A really good job of using what you have to build something super useful. I need to build one for my drill press too. Thanks for posting it.

-- Earl in Maine

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kc135a

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#4 posted 07-23-2017 03:58 PM

I built drill press table but not as functional as yours, my largest object to over come was extending the shafts to raise and lower the table as well as the shaft to lock the table.

-- dan

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Dutchy

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#5 posted 07-23-2017 04:41 PM

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jimintx

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#6 posted 07-23-2017 05:03 PM

Nice work. I go back and forth about the need for a DP table in my shop efforts. Each time I see a new one I think I should go make one, and then something else comes up. I will keep this one so I can find it for inspiration.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 07-23-2017 05:53 PM

This is a real nice drill press.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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PPK

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#8 posted 07-24-2017 01:13 PM

THanks for the comments / compliments, all! dbeck, the toggle clamps work quite well. Super fast to unclip and take the table off for drilling steel. They seem to hold it really solid. I only had two at first, and I could wiggle it a tiny bit, so i added the third on the front, and that took care of it.

-- Pete

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