|Project by ivan||posted 04-28-2011 06:19 AM||2296 views||9 times favorited||5 comments|
Here is yet another drill press table project. I’ll post it in the off chance that it will be of help to others. I want to thank all the other members that posted their table projects. I copied many of their ideas into my table and I’m grateful to them. While my table is nowhere as nicely built as many of the other ones it works great and is well worth the effort.
The tabletop measures 22” wide by 19” deep and is made up of a bottom layer of 3/4” ply and a top of 3/4” MDF. I used MDF on top for flatness and also because it is exactly 3/4” thick and if I have to replace the inserts it will be easy to match the thickness. I edge trimmed it in cherry.
The size was determined by my scrape but I am very happy with it as my shop is Supper small. I almost didn’t cut the angles on the front corners, but they make a big difference in the ease of moving around the table. I have a 5” bottom box that lets my hand clear the table top when cranking it up and down. A drawer is planned but will come later.
A special thanks to “SEE” for his short fences, I plan on doing another one with the T-track soon. I also made my center insert 4”x4” and set it OFF center so I can rotate it and flip it for clean support, 8 plus spots with one insert!
Thanks again, I love this forum!
-- Ivan, Bay Area, California