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Project by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 07-31-2017 07:59 PM 1427 views 12 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So my old drill press from Harbor Press crapped out so I sold it for parts… I saw a Wen 10” benchtop drill press so I got it and I’m glad I did but the old table will not fit it now.

I got the plans online you can see the plans and video here

Materials Needed:
(2) 3/4” plywood with dimensions 26” W x 16” D
(2) Kreg Mini Track 4’ lengths
(1) Kreg Top Track 2’ length
Glue
Kreg Production stop
(1) 1×2x7’ Cherry Wood

Construction:
After cutting the panels to size I cut 3/4” dado 5” away from each side and 3/8” deep to receive the Kreg mini track then I cut a 4”x4” square out of the top piece so I could have a sacrificial plate so that when I destry it when drill it can be replaced.

I placed the glued up panel on the metal drill press table to get some key measurement , mainly to identift where I need to cut out mini track dado so as that I can secure the drill press table.

The Fence construction is very easy its just pieces of 2.5” high x 24” long and I used glue and pocket hole screws to join it together then drilled 2 1/4” holes to establish where the fence will receive t track bolts so as that I can slide the fence from the front to the back of the table.

All that was left was to put 1×2 cherry in which I mitered the corner at 45 degrees..

All in all I think it came out great and my next project (Jay Bates Moxon Vise) will put it through its paces…

Thanks for looking and I hope everyone is having a great summer.

-- Ed





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 07-31-2017 10:40 PM

Looks good Ed. I’m still using a small Delta bench drill press. I like that nice big table, should be a pleasure to work on.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 08-01-2017 12:23 AM

Very nice job, you will get a lot of enjoyment out of it

-- I love the smell of coffee in the morning, and sawdust in the afternoon

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#3 posted 08-01-2017 01:30 AM



Looks good Ed. I m still using a small Delta bench drill press. I like that nice big table, should be a pleasure to work on.

- woodshaver Tony C

Thanks Tony this is my 2nd build of this vise I built the first one out of MDF and don’t know where I put it oh well

-- Ed

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#4 posted 08-01-2017 01:31 AM



Very nice job, you will get a lot of enjoyment out of it

- EricLew


Thanks Eric

-- Ed

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#5 posted 08-01-2017 04:26 AM

Very smart. Like the idea of a sacrificial plate.

-- Tony, Australia, http://www.wooden-toy-plans.com/

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#6 posted 08-01-2017 01:10 PM

Beautiful!, I have the same drill press and have been wanting to make a table. Thanks for the inspiration

-- Chris, Chicago,

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#7 posted 08-01-2017 01:50 PM



Beautiful!, I have the same drill press and have been wanting to make a table. Thanks for the inspiration

- Chris

Thanks Chris by the way you will need to cut a half moon on the back of the table to make sure you can turn the crank to lower and raise the factory table .. so move your dado placement on the right side of the table so you can remove the little bit of ply

-- Ed

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#8 posted 08-01-2017 02:51 PM

Ed, you did a fine job on this drill press table.

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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#9 posted 08-02-2017 07:08 AM

Ed, Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 08-02-2017 01:20 PM



Ed, Nice job and congratulations on your Daily Top 3 award.

- Grumpy


Thanks Grumpy

-- Ed

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GR8HUNTER

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#11 posted 08-02-2017 02:28 PM

first let me say thanks for unblocking me
second is i love you DP table
i almost bought 1 like that …if i did the table would sure be an improvement
GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#12 posted 08-02-2017 02:34 PM



first let me say thanks for unblocking me
second is i love you DP table
i almost bought 1 like that …if i did the table would sure be an improvement
GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

- GR8HUNTER

Thanks for the nice words GR8HUNTER, I look forward to seeing your projects as well

-- Ed

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#13 posted 08-06-2017 07:32 PM

Whoa super nice. I have the exact same DP and was wondering if it could accommodate a table. What I mean is does the table get in the way of the up-down crank? I was afraid the table, especially a wide one, would block access to the crank handle.

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#14 posted 08-06-2017 09:40 PM



Whoa super nice. I have the exact same DP and was wondering if it could accommodate a table. What I mean is does the table get in the way of the up-down crank? I was afraid the table, especially a wide one, would block access to the crank handle.

- ScorpionBlacklight

Thanks to answer your question yes it does .. I had to remove a piece of the table at the back right hand side where it is covered by the fence but I also had to figure another way of highering and lowering the table and did so by my removing the handle

-- Ed

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#15 posted 09-06-2017 03:29 AM

So I have been using the drill press table for a couple of projects and these alterations

1. I need to epoxy the Kreg mini track underneath the table because as I tighten the knobs the track as become undone as the screws are coming out of the track so I think the best solution is to permanently attach the track the dados I cut under the table and I think the best way tio do this is by using some 5 minute epoxy

2. The fence I made is too high and it igetaxin the way of the drill bit being lowered into the workpiece( not sure what to do here, no repetitive drilling being done for a while

3,I need to widen the hole at the back of the table so as that the knob to lower/ heighten the drill press table is not impeded

-- Ed

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