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Project by Woodenwizard posted 11-08-2017 09:21 PM 1628 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I picked up a new drill press and wanted to build a drill press table. I wanted something simple and useful and Lenny, a good friend from LJ, suggested one he had built. He also gave me some s44uggestions based on what he learned from his build. What a great friend and supper help. This is what I came up with. The Table is two pieces of 3/4” MDF edged with some scrap cherry. I finished it with a few coats of poly. I got a great deal on the Rockler fence so didn’t need to build a fence and the fence works great.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)





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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 11-08-2017 09:22 PM

That looks very useful. I like the replaceable insert and t-track fence. Does it make adjusting the table height awkward?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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Woodenwizard

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#2 posted 11-08-2017 09:36 PM

bobasaurus, Thanks for the comments. It doesn’t create a problem at all for adjusting the height. I thought it would be too heavy but it works just fine. Also the height of the drawer raises the table well above the crank for raising the table so there is plenty of room.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Matt887

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#3 posted 11-08-2017 09:36 PM

Like the simplicity of the look, how did you attach it to the drill press?

-- "If you want to go fast, go alone... but if you want to go far, go with a team."

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Woodenwizard

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#4 posted 11-08-2017 09:56 PM

Matt887, I used hex head bolts through the bottom of the draw box. The bolts are counter sunk so they wouldn’t interfere with the drawer. The bolts are lined up with the slots in the drill press table and tightened with a washer and nut.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Lenny

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#5 posted 11-08-2017 10:28 PM

Thanks for the shout out John. Yours came out great and not having to build the fence is a plus. Given where it is located (above the table), I think you’ll find the dust collection on yours somewhat useful. Still, drill presses are notorious for throwing chips around so don’t expect it to catch all of them. I believe you’ll find the t-tracks with hold downs invaluable. Well done buddy!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 11-08-2017 11:51 PM



Thanks for the shout out John. Yours came out great and not having to build the fence is a plus. Given where it is located (above the table), I think you ll find the dust collection on yours somewhat useful. Still, drill presses are notorious for throwing chips around so don t expect it to catch all of them. I believe you ll find the t-tracks with hold downs invaluable. Well done buddy!

- Lenny


A great looking table.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Woodenwizard

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#7 posted 11-09-2017 01:19 AM

Lenny; I realize the difficulty in dust collection at the drill press. But I am sure this will be better than nothing and that is what I had before.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 11-09-2017 04:03 AM

Nice job on the table. The drawer is a good source for that miscellaneous stuff.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 11-09-2017 04:05 PM

This is a very nice drill press table and will be a wonderful addition to your shop.

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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scrollingmom

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#10 posted 11-09-2017 08:48 PM

Nice looking table.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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oldrivers

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#11 posted 11-11-2017 02:17 AM

Very nice.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#12 posted 11-11-2017 03:56 AM

It’s a good looking piece of work.

My own drill press table is, ... well, nonexistent.
Some day.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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