my drill stand table

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Project by Chris Murphy posted 09-19-2012 03:50 PM 2256 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is my table i made for my drill stand. not being able to afford a drill press at the moment i thought i would try to enhance the drill stand that i have.
its not perfect, because unlike a drill press, you cant raise the table to the drill, but its a lot better than it was, with just the vice underneath it. the table is made from 2 peices of marine ply and the surround is hardwood. for t track i just used some old drawer runners that i had, they work very well. made the clamps for the t track to finsh the table off.
if anyone has just a drill stand, i hope this can give you some ideas.



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Tom Godfrey

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#1 posted 09-19-2012 04:01 PM

Looks like a pretty good design. Hope it works out okay for you. Hang in there the day will come when you can get that drill press. It took me several years before I was able to buy all my shop tools and equipment. One step at a time you will get where you want to go.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#2 posted 09-19-2012 04:21 PM

Making do with what you have …great project : )

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#3 posted 09-19-2012 04:51 PM

Looks just fine and should hold your work steady for drilling.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#4 posted 09-20-2012 11:03 AM

Nice project! I finally was able to buy a nice drill press but until I could, I found a small table top drill press at the pawn shop for $30. Keep a look out! then you can transfer your nice table to it.

-- Tim Harrelson

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