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Project by exterminate posted 497 days ago 2122 views 13 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!

David

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





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 497 days ago

Always a nice addition to drill press, Well done.

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

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Timthemailman

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#2 posted 497 days ago

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

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jeff

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#3 posted 497 days ago

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

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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revwarguy

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#4 posted 497 days ago

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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mariva57

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#5 posted 497 days ago

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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Tugboater78

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#6 posted 496 days ago

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

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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exterminate

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#7 posted 496 days ago

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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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 496 days ago

Ut’s really nice and will serve you well.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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workerinwood

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#9 posted 496 days ago

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

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Jerry

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#10 posted 495 days ago

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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