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Project by Blake posted 1390 days ago 3696 views 37 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wanting to update my drill press table for a while now. The main top was a counter-top scrap from a cabinet shop. If you just ask, you can usually get stuff like this for free.

The front piece and side stops are Padauk. The fence is just plywood but I know it will stay straight. The tracks are from Incra. I included a removable insert so it can be replaced often to achieve zero clearance below the drill bit. But it is off-cemter so it can be turned 90 deg four times before it is replaced.

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#1 posted 1390 days ago

Very neat idea. Nice job.

-- Dale, Ohio

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Skylark53

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#2 posted 1390 days ago

Really good. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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ShopTinker

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#3 posted 1390 days ago

That off center insert is a Great Idea! I just might have to borrow that.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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djwong

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#4 posted 1390 days ago

A really good idea. I love the use of a “slice” of the countertop piece. Must have been for a peninsula or island. It was very clever to rotate the replaceable inset so you can use the 4 corners. The square replaceable insert is much easier to cut than the offset round ones.

-- David W. Cupertino, CA

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Crushgroovin

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#5 posted 1390 days ago

Nice looking table Blake!

-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 1390 days ago

thankĀ“s for the tip
with placing it ofset

Dennis

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mafe

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#7 posted 1389 days ago

Really nice, and cleverf with the turnable center piece.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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degoose

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#8 posted 1389 days ago

I like everything everyone else does and I like the under table storage of clamps.. as seen in pic #3

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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SPalm

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#9 posted 1389 days ago

What’s not to like?
Lot of clever ideas in there. I want one.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 1389 days ago

You did a good job on that drill press table.

-- 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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Roger

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#11 posted 1389 days ago

great job on this. lotsa versatility

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Scott Bryan

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#12 posted 1389 days ago

Blake, this is one of the nicest looking tables that I have seen. But I would not expect anything less from you!

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Chip

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#13 posted 1389 days ago

I’ve often thought that even if you have to buy one of those counter tops in HD they’re not expensive and would probably make several work stations. This beauty confirms that they do indeed make good, solid tables to work on. Nicely done as always Blake.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Jonathan

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#14 posted 1389 days ago

I know I’m about the 7th person to say this, but the offset insert idea is a great one and I’ll have to remember that whenever I get around to building a drillpress table. Thanks for sharing that tip with us!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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stefang

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#15 posted 1389 days ago

I like your table a lot Blake. The low fence with stops, the center indent and the clamp system. I just finished replacing my kitchen counters and I have a nice cut-off that is intended for a DP table. I will most likely be copying yours as it seems to have everything I want and need. thanks for such a timely post!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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