Drill Press Table ad nauseam

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Project by ChunkyC posted 10-24-2010 09:21 PM 3201 views 10 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yet another drill press table. I designed this one with dust collection, something that I don’t see in a lot of tables. The dust hole is sized to fit a 2-1/4” ShopVac Hose attachment. The inserts are off center so that you can rotate them 90 degrees if it gets chewed up or you flip it over and use the other side. There’s a “shelf” under the back that keeps the blanks out of the way but handy.

There’s a hole for a drawer that I don’t have time to get to at the moment. The opening is 10-1/2×4 x 7-3/4 so I should get a nice size drawer to fit in there that should yield a good place to collect more junk. The fence is the prototype EB3 Aux fence that I made a while back.

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I’m surprised by how well the dust collection works. When I hookup the DC to the table, it sucks the insert down into the table making it virtually impossible to remove. I also tested it DC with the rotary drum sander installed. Best thing since sliced bread.

The Vitals:
Table Top: 16×32 x 1” (2 layers of 12mm BB Ply)
Base: 12×16 x 4 (19mm BB Ply)

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures:

6 comments so far

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#1 posted 10-24-2010 09:32 PM

Nice table.

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#2 posted 10-24-2010 09:38 PM

Yeah I’ve seen tables w/ DC before too. But it seems to me that a lot of people omit the DC portion of the table and it’s easy to include in the design.

I think ShopNotes had a table that was way overkill that had DC with it. I was going the KISS route with mine. The 3/4” ply that I had screwed to the table (really KISS) has seen better days and I needed something better and in a hurry.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures:

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#3 posted 10-24-2010 10:07 PM

I like it, off to favorites it goes. Solves two major problems I have with my cheapo DP table; dust collection and storage.
A fence that doesn’t hit the back support column, extra clamping areas and bench dogs might be something to include as well for support of the workpiece.
Nice job

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#4 posted 10-25-2010 12:05 AM

Very nice, job done.
You are going to love it.
(I always forget to turn on the vac…)
Best thoughts,

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

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#5 posted 10-25-2010 09:47 AM

Hello ChunkyC

I made a similar table with dust collector and it work very well

Im also surprised by how the dust collector works

Nice project

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

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#6 posted 02-19-2011 03:12 AM

great jigs you have
i like yor drill press table
somthing i been working on
dust collection is a great idea
keep sharing please


-- Kiefer

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