|Project by Airframer||posted 117 days ago||804 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
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 - Why buy when you can build!?!