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Project by ssull4167 posted 08-21-2012 05:06 PM 4697 views 26 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a drill press table I have made for several customers. It has an x,y table that I made. It also has one turning mechanism for side to side motion and one for front to back. I installed a drill press vice on top of it and I can put the drill bit right where I want it by just adjusting the table. No need to take the piece out and re-setup. This is very useful for metal and woodworking. The drill press vice I installed on top works really well for both. I also installed clamps along the back on both ends for other needs. There is a stop mechanism I can mount to the back fence for making repetitive cuts. I have even done light routing with the drill press and table. Although the rpms are not nearly as high as a router it worked out better than I thought. I am thinking of mounting a rotozip on the drill press to do smaller projects with smaller router bits. I also have a slot in the middle front of the table that I slide a mitre bar in and I hook up my sanding drum to the drill press and I can adjust it and mount wood circles that I cut out and get them rounded out. I also have a vacuum hook-up I made.





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Schimmel

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#1 posted 08-21-2012 05:28 PM

Wow that is great, I got to build something like that.

-- Chad, Gilbert AZ www.impeccablepen.com and www.youtube.com/user/ctschimmel

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SirFatty

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#2 posted 08-21-2012 05:38 PM

Pretty slick! Excellent work and great pictures detailing the table.

Thanks for posting!

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jfouse

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#3 posted 08-21-2012 05:57 PM

This is amazing. I would love to know more about how the turning mechanisms work, and what the surface “rides” on so that it can move in both dimensions yet be stable when in place.

-- Anyone who wants an excuse can find one. Don't bother telling me yours; I have enough of my own to fight off.

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JohnnyStrawberry

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#4 posted 08-21-2012 08:25 PM

Very nice one. Thanks for sharing.
Watch out Stumpy. :)

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Milo

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#5 posted 08-21-2012 11:59 PM

whoa. love it! Way beyond my skill set though! I just want to get the bit 90 degrees from the tabletop!

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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dnick

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#6 posted 08-22-2012 03:04 AM

Awesome. Heavy duty. What size is that table ?

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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Adam Baird

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#7 posted 08-22-2012 12:26 PM

Is that a dust collection attachment I see? How does it do?

-- Adam from Warsaw, Indiana

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grfrazee

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#8 posted 08-22-2012 04:26 PM

This is a great idea that I would love to build. Any chance of posting some plans?

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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#9 posted 08-22-2012 04:53 PM

Outstanding. Count me in as one of those would like to know more about how the turning mechanisms work.

-Nate

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#10 posted 09-12-2012 04:29 PM

Yeah any chance of looking at some plans!

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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