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Project by D1st posted 1244 days ago 3857 views 19 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a drill press table I made out of some left over melamine. The dimensions are 15” x 18” x 1 1/2 ”. I cut two pieces of the melamine and added hinges on the back , so that I could conceal the mounting hardware. I also cut a 5”x 5” square out of the center for thru cuts with the drill bits and also drum sanding. The T-tracks where added for the adjustable fence and hold down hardware as well as stop blocks for exact repeat cuts. The tracks will also increase safety when used with hold down clamps. I plan on adding a storage box underneath or something of the sort for storage of drill bits and the like. I just bought this drill press for $50. Im stoked that I finally have one for the shop.

-- http://www.furstwoodworks.com/





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Chefshep

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#1 posted 1244 days ago

I’m looking at this idea. Several post have caught my eye. This is one that I will watch… Good Job

-- Chefshep :) "When we allow our present to quarrel with our past, we risk jeopardizing our future.” - Winston Churchill

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DoctorDan

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#2 posted 1244 days ago

I really need to get around to making a drill press table. Great job. I’m sure it will be very handy.

-- Daniel - http://theloveofwood.blogspot.com/

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Jerry

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#3 posted 1244 days ago

Looks great, I like the hinge idea to hide mounting hardware.

-- We are all one decision away from stupid.

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 1244 days ago

Nice work I love my drill press table. They are important and useful in the shop.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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steliart

1807 posts in 1291 days


#5 posted 1244 days ago

very nice DP table

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

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lrob

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#6 posted 1243 days ago

Great idea and nice job. Roz has a nice drill press cabinet that I am looking to build. It is under workbenchs.

-- Remember the one with the most toys when he dies WINS!

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D1st

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#7 posted 1243 days ago

Thanks for the comments and thanks for looking.

-- http://www.furstwoodworks.com/

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SplashMaster

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#8 posted 1243 days ago

I need a new drill press table for the MDF one I have got wet and swelled up great big. I like yours and might I suggest a drawer that mounts to the bottom of the table. Thanks for sharing!

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lizardhead

517 posts in 1444 days


#9 posted 1243 days ago

I built one very similar to that but I put the T track right in line with the drill press tri handle & subsiquiently with the fence lock downs, so I couldn’t raise or lower the table with out sliding it forward first,,, ah trial & error

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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D1st

289 posts in 1643 days


#10 posted 1243 days ago

@ Lizardhead Its all trial and error, until its a master piece. lol

-- http://www.furstwoodworks.com/

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mafe

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#11 posted 1243 days ago

Nice table, the hinge give you a possibility to drill in angels also.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

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

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storsveguten

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#12 posted 1217 days ago

I really like your drill press table. The hinges and concealed hardware seem like a very good idea. Nice job!

-- Ken, Norway

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