Old DP table, meet new DP table

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Project by exterminate posted 03-14-2013 12:45 PM 3196 views 14 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my new drill press table, based on the plans from Woodsmith. The table is 18×24 with a 1 5/8” hardmaple fence. Its not completed yet – Still need to secure it to the stock table, and build a small pull out for bit storage, but its close enough to use, clamped to the table. I didn’t have any large enough pieces of plywood for the 18×24 footprint, so I glued two pieces together on edge and sandwiched them between sheets of hardboard. Hopefully this doesn’t come back and bite me in the rear. Time will tell I guess. The small box on the bottom helps raise the table high enough so that the crank arm can operate without hitting the table, and adds a dust port below for sanding. Third picture is what I had been using up to this point….as you can see, this upgrade was sorely needed.

Thanks for looking and take care!


-- Albert Einstein - "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."

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#1 posted 03-14-2013 02:31 PM

Always a nice addition to drill press, Well done.

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

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#2 posted 03-14-2013 03:15 PM

Nice, I always like looking at shop made additions to peoples shops. Thanks for the post.

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#3 posted 03-14-2013 04:07 PM

everybody needs a drill press table,will definitely come in handy…nicely done

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#4 posted 03-14-2013 06:30 PM

Nice job, I am sure you’ll have a little smile every time you set those stop blocks and use this..

-- "72.6 per cent of all statistics are made up on the spot." - Steven Wright

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#5 posted 03-14-2013 08:06 PM

Hello david,
great jig, we had the same idea.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#6 posted 03-15-2013 09:41 AM

Looks good, maybe to make sure the glueup doesnt ” bite you in the ass” maybe trim the outside with some 1x solid wood pieces. If itdoesnt i terfere with the bottom box

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#7 posted 03-15-2013 11:53 AM

Thanks everyone.
Justin – Thats a great idea! I’ll just have to do that!

-- Albert Einstein - "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."

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#8 posted 03-15-2013 12:58 PM

Ut’s really nice and will serve you well.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 03-15-2013 12:59 PM

Well done!! Great addition, I need to make one.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#10 posted 03-16-2013 12:03 PM

I built one very similar to this and I am sure you will LOVE it
Great Job

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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