Drill press table and fence

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Project by dnick posted 802 days ago 4024 views 69 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I apoligize for repeating myself. I posted this on “Forums” last night, but really intended to post on “Projects”. It was late. So, there is really nothing new here. I made the sliding hold down bar to handle small & odd shaped pieces. The inserts can be turned end for end to create a new surface. I really enjoyed making the hold downs. 2 sizes. Good fun.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#1 posted 802 days ago

Very cool drill press table

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 802 days ago

Nice job, reminds me I have a similar project somewhere on my to do list.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 802 days ago

That is one cool lookng drill press table!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 802 days ago

The sliding hold down bar is a great idea. Thanks for posting.

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#5 posted 802 days ago

I think I either have “Déjà View” or I drank too much during the “Superbowl”and wound up seeing double!! Lol.

Again, nice job. I’m stealing your idea and incorporating the “Sliding Hold Down Bar” into my drill press table!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 802 days ago

Nice job! – I’ll copy that hold down bar – and perhaps replace the hold-downs on the commercial table I purchased with your design. The ones in the picture here may hold ‘down’ but not ‘still’

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#7 posted 802 days ago

I do believe that this is the best DP table I’ve seen. Very flexible and works equally well for short as for longer pieces with your additional clamp holder. Well thought out and built!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 802 days ago

Great job, as soon as anyone see it they’ll know there is a woodworker in the house!

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

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#9 posted 801 days ago

Very well done. I may “borrow” a couple of your ideas.

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#10 posted 801 days ago

Way to go! I was happy with my DP table (similar to yours) until I saw your fence and accessories. Now I have more work to do. It’s what we used to call “Continuous Improvement” when I was in the working world.

Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Chuck near Nashville - “All you are unable to give possesses you” (Andre Gide)

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#11 posted 801 days ago

Very nice set up, well thought out. I have a question for you. I have a very similar drill press & the table crank is rather close to the table, did you alter your build for the handle or have any issues in that area? Thanks for sharing.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#12 posted 801 days ago

nice set-up and design dnick…
SisQMark, i ran a chamfer on the back edge of my drill press table but still could not place the table as far back as i wanted but got pretty close-thought this might help you…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#13 posted 801 days ago

Thank you for the info jeffski1. I’ve been wanting to make a table for my drill press for a while but the factory table has been my issue, clearance for the handle.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#14 posted 801 days ago

nice solution on the hold-downs. I always have the problem where the barely reach on small pieces.


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#15 posted 801 days ago

SisQMark, I have a similar drill press and have read articles where they adapted a ratchet and extension or piece of pipe to the shaft to use when moving the table up and down. It might require a little minor welding or at least some drilling so you could run a bolt through the shaft. Use a cheap ratchet because it will stay and you will not use it much with minimal force. Don’t remember where where I read this though. Some magazine with helpful hints I am sure.

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