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Project by canadianwoodtick posted 02-05-2011 02:56 AM 5602 views 22 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this drill press table jig a couple of years ago, and it meets with my approval with a four star rating out of five. It will do ever thing other drill press tables will do, plus I am able to end drill long pieces of stock material, example, to end drill to add a dowel. The jig moves horizontal on the drill press table via a t track on the bottom of the jig, attached to the drill press table. One improvement that could be made would be to install a T track on the fence with stops. I made the centre wooden piece of the table replaceable due to drilling through material into the jig, but I use scrape material to drill into. I got these plans from the wood store. THANKS GREG.

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#1 posted 02-05-2011 03:26 AM

I like your set up a lot. I also like your dust collection duct work. Very nice

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#2 posted 02-05-2011 04:10 AM

Well done table – especially the side vertical table, for end drilling..

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#3 posted 02-05-2011 04:33 AM

The side guide is brilliant. Thanks for sharing this.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 02-05-2011 04:35 AM

I too really like the end drilling capability. I have been looking at every drill press table I can find to see what I want on mine when I make it. That feature is a must. Thanks for sharing!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#5 posted 02-05-2011 04:49 AM

I have a DP jig table like that. You’re right, they’re nice.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#6 posted 02-05-2011 05:51 AM

Nice work. I like it. I need to add a modification to drill down end grain to make through bolts for single shot stocks ;-) Looks like it would work very well.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 02-05-2011 01:03 PM

Wonderful table, and what a wonderful drillpress.
I made one my self and have used the side mount several times.
Here a link for a vacum hose mount I made:
Best thoughts,

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

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#8 posted 02-05-2011 04:46 PM

An additional dimension of usefulness with the end grain drilling side mount. I like it!

-- 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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#9 posted 02-06-2011 07:18 PM

very clever, good show

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#10 posted 03-06-2011 08:26 PM

very nice drill press table. Do you still have the plans for this table if so is there a way for you to send me a copy of them?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#11 posted 03-07-2011 03:10 AM

I got the plans from the wood store . net. Thank for the comments GREG

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