|Project by dustyal||posted 09-15-2010 03:46 AM||4429 views||24 times favorited||12 comments|
You’ll find all manor of drill press tables here at Lumberjocks. I made my table by adopting examples and ideas posted here. The top is two half-inch plywood pieces glued together. BEFORE glue up, I had intended to cut a rectangle in center of top piece so I could insert removable throat plates. But I took a coffee break, forgot where I was, and glued it up. So far I have been too lazy to rout it out.
The drawer case is assembled with pocket screws only. It disassembles easily. Remove the drawer to reach two hex head lag screws inserted from underneath through existing table slots then into the plywood top. Used hex-head lag screw simply because small ratchet wrench is only thing I had that would fit.
I cut the back table edge to make room for swing of adjusting handle. I extended the left side slightly past drill post for a little extra top surface room. So you see the step cuts in last photo.
Drawer is handy for accessory parts, plus a movable fence, and T-track hold downs. It works for me.
-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...