Drill press table (and shelf pin holes)

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Project by mafe posted 07-28-2010 06:25 PM 5366 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Drillpress table
Small and effective!

The parts for this little table has been there for some weeks, so it took only a little time to put it all together.
Since my workshop are small, the table are also not king size.

1. picture; the table with all coponents after it was made.
2. picture; the ‘well’ open, and a sander mounted.
I made several lits for the well, so it was possible to change them, when they became ‘tired’, they were mad on a quick and dirty circle sander jig.
3. picture; center jig in action, it’s made with threaded inserts under, so it can be attacehed to the table.
You can also see the stops, that are here mounted on top of the fence.
4. picture; a side clamping possibility, for longer items.
5. picture; a shelf pin jig are mounted on the side of the center jig, so I can drill shelf holes easy and accurate.
6. picture; the shelf pin jig in action.

All are made from scrap, so the price were next to nothing (where ever that is).

All in all nothning fantastic, but it seems to work fine, and give me the possibilities I need.
(I will love one day a bigger drillpress, but not in this workhop).

A full instruction tour can be found on my blog Drillpress table and much more! #1: Making the table, fence, and shelf pin jig (my tour de table) Blog
Where you also can find the instructions for building the fence, and clamps.

Hope it can be to some inspiration,


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

11 comments so far

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#1 posted 07-28-2010 06:46 PM

very well done. does everything it should, and efficiently! I like it.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 07-28-2010 06:59 PM

niice little table and with those attashments it is realy a busy efective place
and you get the best out of the money you spend on the drill

just great Mads

take care

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#3 posted 07-28-2010 07:49 PM

Nice ideas I’m looking for.Thanks for post it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 07-28-2010 08:06 PM

Really nice and clever system you’ve put in place there.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 07-28-2010 09:04 PM

Handy set.up Mads. It looks robust so you should get a lot of use out of it

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 07-28-2010 11:21 PM

That is a nice drill press table. I also like the centering jig. What is that you used for the fence. That looks pretty cool.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#7 posted 07-29-2010 02:26 AM

Nice and functional! Where did you get the extrusion in the first picture?

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#8 posted 07-29-2010 05:22 PM

Thank you for the comments,
I’m happy to finally have finished this project, and know it will be a wonderful helper in the future.
The profiles, I was lucky to get from a guy on the internet, he sold me more than 20 meters in two sizes, plus different bolts and tools for this system, and I got it for 300 kr, app 50 us$. (

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

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#9 posted 07-31-2010 03:13 AM

Great job, I love making things that I can use over and over with scraps.

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#10 posted 08-19-2010 06:27 PM

Hello Mafe

A lot of good ideas

“small and effective” : YES

Have a nice day

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#11 posted 08-19-2010 07:27 PM

Hi cwdance1 and Diggerjacks,
Thank you for the comments, happy if it could inspire.
I have a little blog ready, that I will post soon.
Best thoughts,

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

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