Drill Press Table

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Project by rodneyh posted 09-01-2011 10:57 PM 3239 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally completed my version of a drill press table. All of the mat’l came from scraps I had laying around the shop, including the Incra fence that was just gathering dust. For dust collection, I built a small box in the table base, and added a 4” blast gate on the back. I’ll see how it works, but I’m pretty sure I’ll have to add some holes to the top (at least the sacrificial plate) to get sufficient airflow. Still need to add a flip down door on the front and some type of hold-down system on the top, but at least I’m back up and running.

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#1 posted 09-02-2011 01:23 AM

Any tool or organizer built from scrap material is awesome in my book!

-- Plank says: "If you're a little board, might as well get hammered!"

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#2 posted 09-02-2011 03:05 AM

nice table!!

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

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#3 posted 09-02-2011 06:58 AM

That’s great. I particularly like the shelf underneath it

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#4 posted 09-02-2011 02:36 PM

Great job, very useful !!

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#5 posted 09-02-2011 02:47 PM

I’ll go along with the others!

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#6 posted 09-04-2011 12:37 PM

Very nice. What are the dimensions?

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#7 posted 09-05-2011 05:42 PM

Top is 21” x 34”, and it’s 8” deep.

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#8 posted 02-24-2012 08:58 AM

Any updates? I thought about doing the same thing, except the top may be more like a downdraft sanding table to collect the chips. Have you made any mods to your design? How does it work?

Nice work and smart designs!

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