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Drill press table for a Delta bench top drill press.
I built this as an interruption to finishing out the cabinet portion of the Incra router table. I discovered that I needed some very precise drilling for the router bit drawers. I plan to use an indexing system to drill these holes; much like that used to create box joints on a table saw except replacing the indexing piece with a dowel.
Anyway, this began with 3/4 ply cut to the exact dimension of the stock cast iron table. I wrapped this in maple and notched out a piece for the handle to raise/lower the table (see image 2). It’s connected and removable via the bolts and T-knobs.
I then cut out another piece of 3/4 ply for the new table, covered it in high-density fiberboard (hardboard), and then wrapped everything in maple. The base is glued to the larger table on top. It’s nice to be able to slide it over and around the original table this way.
Next I routed and chiseled out the space for the replaceable 1/2 inch mdf blank. However, to beef up the perimeter of this space I outlined it in maple also. There’s another hole underneath the replaceable blank so that it can be popped out from underneath.
The fence is the same 3/4 ply which includes some mdf cores for stability. It’s wrapped in maple also and connected as shown.
Now I can add the router bit inserts to finish out that Incra router table cabinet enclosure.