Drill press table and fence

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Project by AJswoodshop posted 553 days ago 3386 views 30 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A drill press Is I think a great addition to any woodshop. But to make it even more useful a drill press table is easy to build, and comes in handy in the shop. I made mine from MDF but birch plywood would be a good choice to. And a drill press table isn’t complete without a solid fence that’s adjustable. And replaceable insert prevent you drilling into the top of your table. Those are just a few features that are really handy to have on a drill press but there also a lot of different ways you could build your own. The T-tracks in the table are what the fence is adjusted by, but you can also use the T-tracks for hold-down clamps and other accessories. I also cut a angle on the base of the fence, and the fence to cut of the sharp corners and make it look nicer. The bevel is about 60 degrees. And a few star-knobs secure the fence in place.

-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

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#1 posted 552 days ago

Great job AJ

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 552 days ago

I really like this and I need one too! Great job AJ!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 552 days ago

Look’n good, look’n good!

-- Some minds are like concrete - thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

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Chris Peroni

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#4 posted 552 days ago

friggin great! I really should just work on making tables and fences for my tools before I try more projects.

-- Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. -Plato

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#5 posted 552 days ago

Nice job. You’ll get a lot of use out of that.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#6 posted 552 days ago

This one looks great. I hate cutting MDF. If you know what I mean…..........................

-- mike...............

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#7 posted 552 days ago

You’re right! It’s nasty stuff! Thanks for the comments guys!

-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

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#8 posted 552 days ago

I have several pieces of plywood and pine scraps that stay by my drill press that I use as a sacrificial lamb every time I use the DP. I’ve never had a DP table/fence and I’m thinkin’ it’s time I do.

I see where some of the LJs buy the HF drill press table, so I looked at it and wasnt too overly impressed with it. Yours looks very solid, yet simplistic in nature and easy to build. I figure I can probably save a few bucks building it myself too :-)

And the benefit of the fence will save me using vise grips and c-clamps to hold something that I’m trying to drilll.

Thanks for sharing

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 552 days ago

Great job. Really nice design.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#10 posted 552 days ago

Great Work AJ! Looks Great!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#11 posted 552 days ago


-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

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#12 posted 552 days ago

Nice, well done!! I need to do this.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#13 posted 552 days ago

Well done AJ a good table is so imortant for our drill press. Enjoy.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 552 days ago

Yes, drill press needs a table… you have all of the essential elements… you might, as a “someday” nice to have upgrade, try a drawer hanging below the top to store drill bits, and other accessories.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Jamie Speirs

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#15 posted 552 days ago

Nice one Adam


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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