|Project by CartersWhittling||posted 08-12-2011 10:45 PM||4471 views||34 times favorited||14 comments|
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.
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