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Project by CartersWhittling posted 08-12-2011 10:45 PM 3746 views 34 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the drill press table I just finished. Its 36” long and 18” deep. The table is made out of 3/4” cherry veneer plywood that I got for free from my uncle’s cabinet shop. It has a 4×4” sacrificial insert where I can place 1/2” MDF to drill into. I have two stop blocks made to slide in the T-tracks. I have also replaced the crummy plastic knobs on my drill press with turned knobs made of maple, walnut, and african mahogany. There is a cut out in the fence which allows for the turning of the handle to pass over the fence. There is also a second layer of plywood under the table that helps to stiffen the top and provide the screws holding the T-tracks in, extra wood to grab without blowing out the bottom. I finished the table with 2 coats of a tung oil/vanish and paste wax. I got the plans from a finewood working magazine I have, and only modified it slightly. Its been great to use so far and it makes drilling accurate holes a lot easier and faster. If anyone has there own drill press table I would like to see your designs and any jigs you have made to go with it.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23 http://carterswhittling.wordpress.com/





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eddie

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#1 posted 08-13-2011 01:22 AM

great looking drill press table. I’m working on one right now i,ll post it when i get finished with it .really like the knobs.very nice indeed.good ideal on the fence cut out i hadn’t got to my fence yet glad you posted it.I’m still new at this craft but learning every day .got to love the book of Colossians i like Galation too.but then i love all the word that Paul sure had a close walk with the lord. sorry got side tracked. great table.

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 08-13-2011 01:36 AM

I like your table very much !!

I think the only thing that is stopping me from making my own table , is the size….I’m working out of my basement and every inch counts.

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

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CartersWhittling

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#3 posted 08-13-2011 02:04 AM

Thanks for the comments. I look foward to seeing your table eddie, let me know when you post it. If I was you Dusty56 I would still make a drill press table, but perhaps downsize it since you do not have a lot of space. Even if its not much larger than the table you have on your drill press now, it will still be more useful than no table. I would look at at LeeValley or where ever you can buy T-tracks and base the size off of the length of track you get. My table uses one 3’ track for the fence and a 3’ track cut in half for each track on the table, for example.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23 http://carterswhittling.wordpress.com/

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bch

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#4 posted 08-13-2011 02:21 AM

Very nice. I have been thinking about building one of these myself, lately. You just might be the inspiration to get me started.

-- --bch

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CartersWhittling

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#5 posted 08-13-2011 02:38 AM

I hope I am.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23 http://carterswhittling.wordpress.com/

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SteveGaskins

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#6 posted 08-13-2011 02:38 AM

Click – Add to favorites….really like your table…well designed.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 08-13-2011 11:23 AM

Great job on this. I like the cut out so the handle does not hit the fince as well. Might have to incorparate that in mine this weekend. Well done!

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

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 08-13-2011 02:46 PM

This is a nice looking table – good work.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Don W

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#9 posted 08-13-2011 02:58 PM

That’s a sharp looking table. I suppose if all my fixtures came out that nice, it would be more motivation to keep the shop cleaner. Hmmmmm.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#10 posted 08-13-2011 03:08 PM

Nice!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 08-13-2011 05:13 PM

Thanks for the feedback : )

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

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#12 posted 08-13-2011 06:17 PM

Sweet looking table!

-- An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

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#13 posted 11-06-2011 03:25 AM

Looking for ideas for a table to add to my drill press. Good job thanks

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hhhopks

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#14 posted 11-30-2011 08:26 PM

Yours is a lot better then mine. I have to upgrade mine someday.
Does are awsome handles?
Excellent work.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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