Drill Press Stand/Table

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Project by DHaden posted 12-28-2012 04:14 PM 2378 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got a drill press for Christmas! The new addition required two projects, lucky me. I needed somewhere to put it, so I built the stand from left over 2×4’s and a scrap piece of 3/4 MDF. Went to the Big Box store with my gift certificate from the mother in-law and bought some carriage bolts to hold it together, total cost to me $0.00! I also bought 1/4 & 3/4 2×2 ply sheets and a few nuts and bolts to build the table. I chose the “Steve Ramsey” table. It was a breeze, except for the fact that I bought 3 1/2” commode bolts and made a 4” fence! Again all on the gift certificate, so I have the stand and table with no cost to me!

-- Measure once, cut twice.

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#1 posted 12-28-2012 04:59 PM

Nice drill press table and nice MIL for giving you the gift card.
This ‘tool’ will serve you well as long as it stays dead flat.
I had to add a cleat under mine after it sagged.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#2 posted 12-28-2012 05:48 PM

Super job.that will come in very handy.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 12-29-2012 12:06 AM

Grumpy, it should stay flat. 3/4 plywood with 1/4 plywood on top of that. It is 12×24 sitting on a 6×6 1/2 metal base.

-- Measure once, cut twice.

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