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a drill press table, hold-downs and things

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Project by metolius posted 08-05-2017 12:32 AM 6091 views 15 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This summer I finished a drill press table and hold downs based on shopnotes #94. Because I made this for a 10” benchtop, I omitted the lower drawer and dust collection, and changed the fence for a low profile with a routed 1/4-20 tslot.

I made the top, hold-downs, and fence from oak countertop remnants. The drill press crank is extended with a 1/2 gas pipe that is epoxied into a doweled adapter to accept the original handle. A simple tap and bolt on the other end attaches it to the press.

The stand started with an Ikea kitchen cart made of solid maple that the drill press has been on for a few years. I added drawers and rails from decent 3/4 broad-leaf maple stock. Walnut is molded for pulls, stops, and accent. Other details include a magnetic bar on the side, and a levered caster for mobility. The finishing is all minwax wipe-on poly.

My table adaption is sketched at https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/69e3b096-795e-42e6-81d8-88f6e16437a9/Drill-Press-Table-Delta-DP-200. I’ve updated it to be true to what’s pictured except my fence ended up being 26” long instead of 27”, due to mis-measurement when finding center for the post’s cut out. Normally, I’d punish myself by starting over; I decided to live with it.

All in good fun. and love for the forms we make !





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Duff

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#1 posted 08-05-2017 01:39 AM

Great job!

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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LittleBlackDuck

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#2 posted 08-05-2017 06:07 AM

Neat job, Metolius. Taking nothing from the rest of the project, but that winding extension certainly gets my undivided attention.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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TheQueTip

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#3 posted 08-05-2017 10:09 AM

Nice workmanship. That looks so nice I would feel drilling into it….. Looks very functional.

-- TheQueTip, Killeen Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 08-05-2017 12:18 PM

You did a fine job on this drill press table and it will serve your shop for many years.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#5 posted 08-05-2017 05:42 PM

Nice build on this great shop tool … Two things I really like are the sacrificial insert and the crank extension … The jury is still out on the large gaps in the table top, I do a lot of small things, could be a problem maybe? but then again I over lay the table a lot so, like I said the jury is still out.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#6 posted 08-06-2017 12:12 AM

Really nice work and so useful. Super Job!!! Added to my favorites.

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metolius

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#7 posted 08-06-2017 01:17 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments!

@Grumpymike , the four gaps/slots are to allow the insertion if f-style clamps into the middle of the table for holding larger pieces.

Cheers!

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LittleBlackDuck

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#8 posted 08-06-2017 03:15 AM


..... allow the insertion if f-style clamps…..

- metolius


Nice touch met’.

However, I’ve found it’s Achilles heel, where do you store the chuck key?... and don’t use the excuse of the drawer!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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metolius

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#9 posted 08-06-2017 03:29 AM

Ah ! – The chuck key has a place on the magnet bar ! Its in the picture with the full view.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 08-06-2017 03:32 AM


Ah ! – The chuck key has a place on the magnet bar ! Its in the picture with the full view.

- metolius


Oh yeh…. I saw that (hmm)... I just wanted to make sure YOU knew about it!

Actually, that is another good touch, somewhere to keep that loose drill bit that always want’s to gravitate to the floor before it gets put away proper.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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