Drill Press Table

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Project by bfergie posted 06-16-2012 08:02 PM 6075 views 21 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my drill press table. I still need to make some hold-downs and stop blocks. Got a lot of good tips here on LJ, special thanks to wingate_52 for his contribution here.

2 Layers of 1/2” Baltic ply with the incra t-track. I choose it as it was the same depth of the plywood. My DP doesn’t have the typical holes in the metal platform so I choose to attach it by clamping underneath. A bit of rubber on the wood where it contacts the metal helps to cushion it and not destroy the wood. Very quick to take off if need be.

The fence is a bit high, I’ll probably build another low-height fence for those times I need the clearance from the levers. Luckily this DP has about 4” of travel.

Thanks for stopping by!


-- Fergie in CO

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#1 posted 06-16-2012 09:42 PM

This is a great drill press table. That’s some serious use of t-track. I have a few sections of track sitting around for building one of these, so I’ll probably copy some of your ideas here. My table will have to be smaller for my bench-top press.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#2 posted 06-16-2012 10:17 PM

Very nice! Your DP table is well thought out, and well executed. It’s an elegant, practical design and like many things on LJ, it’s inspirational. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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#3 posted 06-16-2012 10:24 PM

Yeah, I went a little crazy with the t-track!

-- Fergie in CO

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#4 posted 06-17-2012 03:44 AM

There will be days you will be glad you added the t-track. When I built my drill press table I tried to think of every kind of situation I might encounter. I really only wanted to do this once. Nice job.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#5 posted 06-17-2012 06:42 AM

Great job Ben. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#6 posted 06-17-2012 04:06 PM

Stellar job on the d.p.t…....a must for any .dp., and the additional wide table gives you so much more leverage…...

-- My grandpa used to say: "Y'all come back when you can....come after dinner, and leave before supper.."

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#7 posted 06-17-2012 06:16 PM

Like how you attached to the original table.

-- Craig

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#8 posted 06-17-2012 07:21 PM

I like the fence extensions….great idea. Looks like you have the Porter Cable DP. I too have this DP. It’s a workhorse in my shop.

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#9 posted 06-17-2012 07:25 PM

I’ve been constipating over ideas for my d’press table. I really like what you’ve done. Thank you for the ideas.

Very nice work.

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.

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#10 posted 06-18-2012 02:29 AM

Looks nice : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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