Drill Press Table (first posting)

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Project by Glenn posted 829 days ago 2151 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this DP table for my new (used) drill press. I incorporated a few features from different plans. Instead of cutting a dado slot for the t-tracks, I built up the surrounding areas with 3/8 birch plywood. This made it easier to create the center removable insert, which I made 6 extra ones while I had the saw set for the bevel angle.

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#1 posted 829 days ago

Nice accessory. I have one and it works great.

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#2 posted 829 days ago

Nice! I need one of those!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#3 posted 829 days ago

You did a great job on a very useful accessory. I like the method of laminations as you described. I may have to go that route when I finally get around to making one too.

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#4 posted 829 days ago

Glenn, Welcome to LumberJocks. Very nice looking drill press table, should serve you well for quite some time.


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#5 posted 829 days ago

I did the same sliding inserts…............ have different ones for sanding drums, etc.

Love them.

Good job.

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#6 posted 829 days ago

Looks very nice. I made one a couple months ago. Simple yet works very well. I can’t believe I have done without one for so long.

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#7 posted 829 days ago

Nice looking DP upgrade, It will make all of Your drilling Ops that much easier and accurate! I put one together much like Yours and I use it all the time.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#8 posted 829 days ago

Welcome to LJs! Nice DP table.

-- Steve (North Louisiana, near Ruston)

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#9 posted 829 days ago


welcome to LJ. I am relatively new too, but one thing I have come to realize is that the folks here are genuinely kind and interested in your work! You will find a welcome home here! Nice work on the table too:).

Very Respectfully,


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#10 posted 828 days ago

Perfect drill press table. Enjoy it.

-- Jiri

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#11 posted 828 days ago

Very nice work. I am adding it to my archive of DP tables for the day I am finally ready to build mine. This one goes near the top of the list.

-- RTex, Wood Wranglin' Cowboy

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#12 posted 822 days ago

You should enter this into our jig contest! Email photos along with your LJ name to You might win!

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