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Project by TurbineTester posted 06-04-2010 02:42 PM 9348 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 06-04-2010 02:59 PM

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

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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hotbyte

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#2 posted 06-04-2010 03:28 PM

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 06-04-2010 03:28 PM

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 06-04-2010 04:13 PM

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 06-04-2010 04:13 PM

Welcome to LJ.

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

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#6 posted 06-04-2010 04:16 PM

Thats a great drill press table
Welcome to LJs

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#7 posted 06-04-2010 04:20 PM

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.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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dbhost

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#8 posted 06-04-2010 05:21 PM

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

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TurbineTester

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#9 posted 06-04-2010 05:28 PM

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 06-04-2010 06:02 PM

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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Beginningwoodworker

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#11 posted 06-04-2010 06:44 PM

Nice drill press table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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1SGTBob

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#12 posted 06-04-2010 07:37 PM

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 06-04-2010 08:58 PM

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

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Div

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#14 posted 06-04-2010 10:42 PM

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 06-04-2010 11:53 PM

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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