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Project by CampD posted 1274 days ago 2280 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve noticed a lot of drill press and other tables posted lately,... so,... here’s my version of a drill press table.
I got the idea for this style from Rockler and designed it around the dust collection shoot they sell.
This table is larger at 34×20 and is easily removable. Top is made from scrap Hardwood Ply and a Laminate top (I’ve done so many countertops trough the years, I have enough scraps to last a lifetime of jig making) and a piece of oak wrapped around the edge (I do this to all my jigs, much cleaner look) Fence is also hardwood ply and laminated and is fully adjustable. I used a piece of aluminum angle to support it.
inserts are 1/8 baltic birch (picked up a damaged sheet from my Lumber yard for nada). Also heres a pic of the table I made for my multi-sander. I plan on adding a miter track.

-- Doug...





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papasteve

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#1 posted 1274 days ago

Nice work. Should be fun to use.

-- Even if we don't know how, we can still try.

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dubsaloon

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#2 posted 1274 days ago

kinda like a router table. Very nice job. Thanks for sharing.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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mafe

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#3 posted 1273 days ago

Nice stuff, nothing like shop improvements.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

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

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pintodeluxe

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#4 posted 1273 days ago

I like the split fence design. That would keep the DP from interfering with the fence on holes close to the edge of a board. Very nice touch.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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degoose

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#5 posted 1273 days ago

Personally I like the hold down clamps being used to hold the jig to the table… nice…

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

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CampD

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#6 posted 1273 days ago

degoose My shop is used as both a wood and machine shop and I need to switch over rather quickly at times.
frame that holds it to the DP table is just leftover 2xs and I used screw inserts (you ever see the star shaped ones that you pound into place).

pintodeluxe The DP is usually set up to do Mortises (why I went with a larger table) and yes the chuck would hit, the extra (wood) cover comes off with just 2 screws, also the DC shoot works surprisingly well, it sucks the chips right up and if you’ve ever cut mortises you know getting the chips clear is important

-- Doug...

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NBeener

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#7 posted 1273 days ago

LOVE my Rockler DP table/fence.

But … yours fixed the thing that I do NOT like about it.

They used MDF. They screwed the miter slot track into the MDF, and … just a TINY bit of hold-down clamping force, and … the screws rip RIGHT out of the MDF.

So … you either epoxy them down, or swap the screws for nuts and bolts.

Which is stupid/silly.

Ply was a VERY nice way to go. The design is sound, so … I think you done a good thing !

-- -- Neil

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CampD

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#8 posted 1273 days ago

Neil,.. yeah I agree, thats what I don’t like about Rockler jigs, the MDF, great designs though.
This fence is also out of hardwood ply.

The dust shoot is easily removed by removing the 2 knobs that attach the fence to the rail.

-- Doug...

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steliart

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#9 posted 1273 days ago

Beautifull DP table and very well made

-- 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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Dusty56

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#10 posted 1253 days ago

Some great ideas here….very well made : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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dbhost

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#11 posted 1192 days ago

Love that table. I copied mine off of the Grizzly table and have run into an occasional issue with the depth of the table toward the post (not enough table there!)....

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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