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Project by TurbineTester posted 1540 days ago 9021 views 62 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my Drill Press Table I completed on Memorial day. It’s from Shop Notes 94, although the drawer is from a previous Shop Notes Press, issue 22 or something. Table is 2 layers of 3/4 project plywood, laminated with plastic laminate/formica counter top material. Fence is two 1/2” layers of Burch Ply laminated on each side with 1/4” hardboard, and the fence base is 5/4 Hickory. Drawer and dust collection bay, which is behind the drawer, are made from 1/2” birch ply. Table and Fence both have Rockler T-track, which enables hold downs and various types of clamps. Table has four cutouts that allow bar clamps to slide up and through, and clamp work pieces to the table. The Fence has a gap in the middle, which lines up with a 1 1/2” wide channel cut into the bottom of the hickory fence base to allow for dust collection, which runs through the back of the drawer. The insert is 1/2” MDF and is replaceable and interchangeable for use with sanding drums etc. Now, if only my drill press looked half as good as the table… Hope you enjoy this and it inspires you to build a better one and share it with all of us!!!

-- if you can't light a $100 bill on fire and watch it burn, you're in the wrong hobby.





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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 1540 days ago

Welcome, and nice D/P table.
And, I must be in the wrong hobby.

-- Having fun...Eric

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hotbyte

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#2 posted 1540 days ago

Should be very handy. I like the replaceable insert (assuming that it is replaceable :) ) Also assume the big slots are for bar clamps?

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RexMcKinnon

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#3 posted 1540 days ago

Nice table, I like the large holes. I assume that they are for passing the head of clamps through. Welcome.

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

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TurbineTester

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#4 posted 1540 days ago

Slots = Bar Clamp Placement
Insert = Replaceable

-- if you can't light a $100 bill on fire and watch it burn, you're in the wrong hobby.

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tooldad

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#5 posted 1540 days ago

Welcome to LJ.

That is a very practical and functional table. Great job.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1540 days ago

Thats a great drill press table
Welcome to LJs

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#7 posted 1540 days ago

Your drill press table looks very good and functional. I have a woodpecker drill press table on my dp and it has been extremely useful on many occasions. A nice shop addition.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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dbhost

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#8 posted 1540 days ago

Very nice execution of that plan! I saw that one, looks like a good plan… Are the holes in the top for clamping?

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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TurbineTester

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#9 posted 1540 days ago

yeah they are for clamps.

-- if you can't light a $100 bill on fire and watch it burn, you're in the wrong hobby.

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mafe

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#10 posted 1540 days ago

Yahhh, thats a real drill press table, I would love something like that if my shop was not too small.
Congratulations.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 1540 days ago

Nice drill press table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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1SGTBob

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#12 posted 1540 days ago

Love this D/P table now I will have to go on the net to find ShopNotes No.94

-- Bob "Every breath I take as a Free man was paid for with the blood of an American Soldier"

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#13 posted 1540 days ago

Like it! Another project for a sink cut-out. Thanks for sharing.

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Div

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#14 posted 1540 days ago

Nice one! Welcome to this amazing site!!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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TurbineTester

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#15 posted 1540 days ago

what does “another project for a sink cutout” mean?

-- if you can't light a $100 bill on fire and watch it burn, you're in the wrong hobby.

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