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Project by David Grimes posted 10-18-2011 05:30 AM 2464 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my new Drill Press Table. I just completed it with the installation of a flip out tray in the top drawer position. I’ll make something to hold something in there at some point, but that’ll be another project on another day. :=)

If you’re interested, I blogged the build here: http://lumberjocks.com/DMIHOMECENTER/blog/25757

Thanks for stopping in.

DG

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia





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ajosephg

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#1 posted 10-18-2011 05:45 AM

That’s nice. A good DP table is such a time saver.

Are you having any problems with the extra weight added by the under table storage. (i.e. is it hard to crank the table up?)

-- Joe

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David Grimes

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#2 posted 10-18-2011 05:54 AM

@ajosephg, No, it cranks up and down just fine. I won’t load it too heavily, either. Maybe another 3 – 5 lbs. at most. It will spend most of its life set up for boring euro hidden cup hinges with the Forstner. Sure, the occasional this or that, but not much else.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#3 posted 10-18-2011 07:21 AM

Another nice piece of work. what is going on with you David? Are you out to become the Haute couture purveyor of bespoke attire for machine adornments?
Your dressed up additions to your tools may set a new trend. Bravo.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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David Grimes

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#4 posted 10-18-2011 07:29 AM

@Rex, Tools have feelings, too. They don’t like to be nekkid. ;=)

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 10-18-2011 08:21 AM

Lookin’ good from here. I think I’m gettng the bug ;-)) I’m thinking of havng castors so I can roll it out of the way for drilling the ends of long stock.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 10-18-2011 11:01 AM

Nice job good idea on the flip top. Well done.

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

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woodzy

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#7 posted 10-18-2011 02:54 PM

Nice work. Thise are a couple of great looking table tops.
Extra storage is alway a good idea.

-- Anthony

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Northwest29

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#8 posted 10-18-2011 03:43 PM

Hi DG, very nice setup, almost too pretty to use. I see you have your press on wheels. How are the attached to the base, or is there are frame of some type?

Ron

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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Rick Dennington

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#9 posted 10-18-2011 05:36 PM

Stellar job on the table, David…..As I’ve always said…you can never have enough storage for anything where there are tools involved. You’ll build lots of storage for things, and later you’ll have to build more storage..it’s never-ending, just like originizing your shop…..there’s no right or wrong way to do it..it just never ends…....

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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David Grimes

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#10 posted 10-18-2011 07:59 PM

@Northwest29, The stand already had four holes in it. I just used the threaded casters. Piece of cake.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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SCOTSMAN

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#11 posted 10-18-2011 08:16 PM

Very well done too nicely done really your wife see’s that and it will be in the living room for her sewing things.LOL I love it really nice. regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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