Drill press table

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Project by Radu posted 05-15-2011 11:24 PM 4880 views 21 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my take on a drill press table. Two layers of 5/8” fibreboard and a hardboard on top to make the t-tracks. The T-bolts are home made of carriage bolts, ground off. Knobs made out of scrap plywood. I drilled the hole and pulled the nuts in tight, then epoxied them in. I made inserts with different hole sizes to use with sanding drums. It also has a vacuum attachment. I gave everything a couple of coats of BLO. I was inspired by the several drill press projects posted here. Thanks to all LJ’s who posted.

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#1 posted 05-16-2011 12:05 AM

Very, very nice. How well does the dust collection work?

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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Occie gilliam

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#2 posted 05-16-2011 12:30 AM

Hi Radu
I love it and its so simple

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you

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#3 posted 05-16-2011 01:10 AM

Kevin, to tell you the truth I haven’t tried it yet. When I built it, at one point in time I wanted to make the dust collector as a table top attachment, to use it only while sanding, but I then I opted for this version. I’ll see. I can always modify it.
This project pretty much concludes my woodworking season. It’s getting hot around here and my garage is like a sauna.

Occie, I like your signature.

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#4 posted 05-16-2011 01:23 AM

Nice useful table…...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 05-16-2011 06:07 AM

Nice, real nice!!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#6 posted 05-17-2011 12:59 AM

very nice. you’ll luv it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 05-23-2011 05:50 PM

nice looking table.

-- >> my shop teacher used to say "do the best at everything you make for your mom because you're going to see it for the rest of your life!" <<

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