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Project by Airframer posted 550 days ago 1323 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have needed a drill press for a while and my wife finally bought me one this Christmas. I was quickly apparent that the table that came with it was too small and I needed to build a bigger one.

Now, I am an aviation mechanic by trade and an electronics geek in my spare time. Neither of those have anything to do with wood working but I am willing to try and do anything and had some scrap wood on hand so I figured I could build one for next to nothing.

I had only a hack saw and a Dremel to do the long cuts with which meant it was going to take a lot of sanding to get the edges square(ish). The bulk of it is made from a scrap of chip board doubled up with the shape of the stock table cut out of the bottom layer.

I then cut out a pair of channels for the fence to ride along. Framed that in angle aluminum then covered the whole thing in a piece of linoleum I had laying around to give me a tougher top tot he table.

I then cut a square with my Dremels router bit and filled it with a square of oak flush with the top. Then trimed it out with more oak trim.

Being that I had limited wood working tools and even less knowledge of how to actually work with wood I am happy with how it turned out and it functions wonderfully!

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 550 days ago

Glad it worked out for you : ) One project at a time makes us all better woodworkers.

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

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davidroberts

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#2 posted 508 days ago

”....my wife finally bought me one this Christmas.” Let’s see:

1. You put on your best humble face, gave her at least 3 reason why a drill press would make you a better woodworker, husband, human, and in a moment of weakness, she took pity on you and bought you a drill press. Hey, whatever works is my motto.

2. She wants you to build something that you notified her will take a drill press to complete. If so, kudos to you good sir, my compliments! Never let a tool buying opportunity go to waste.

3. You told her it was time to get with the program. Yeah, right. Ain’t gonna happen in a million years, and live to tell about it.

4. You have a loving, caring wife that only what to see you happy.

I’v got a good feeling about this and will go with door number 4.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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