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Project by revwarguy posted 06-13-2013 04:21 PM 2716 views 31 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to make a drill press table, and was intrigued by Stumpy Nub's design, so here is what I came up with. Turns out I like it a lot! More pictures and build commentary here.

Thanks, Stumpy!

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





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woodcox

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#1 posted 06-13-2013 04:32 PM

Wow. When tools become furniture. Took a min to see the color. Nice work, love the wheels.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#2 posted 06-13-2013 05:20 PM

Very nice and practical
Looks like just the thing to stop the close enough That
I’m guilty of :)

Jamie

-- 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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#3 posted 06-13-2013 06:14 PM

Very cool! Great job on finishing as well!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#4 posted 06-13-2013 06:48 PM

Incredible! Definately went above and beyond on this one… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#5 posted 06-13-2013 10:03 PM

Fantastic job on the build! I also was impressed with the “build blog”. Thanks for doing such a great job explaining, in detail, the build!!!

I will be building the “Stumpy Drill IMpress Table”, in what I hope is the not tooooooo distant future. You have inspired me to “go for it” and not skimp on the features!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 06-13-2013 10:08 PM

Nice work there Rev,
make sure you have the circuit breaker locked out so nobody can “mess it up” on you!
Regards
Robert Brennan

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#7 posted 06-14-2013 12:43 AM

“World’s Fanciest DP Table” Very impressive!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 06-14-2013 01:34 AM

Wow! Very nice details.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#9 posted 06-14-2013 02:00 AM

Nicely done.

-- I've never been disappointed buying quality but I have been disappointed buying good enough.

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#10 posted 06-14-2013 01:05 PM

Love the beautiful work on the front!

-- "Begin every endeaver with the end ever in mind."

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#11 posted 06-14-2013 03:05 PM

Its Stumparrific!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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

Looks good nice work.

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#13 posted 06-14-2013 03:36 PM

too cool great job

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#14 posted 06-14-2013 04:35 PM

Looks great, BUT; have you checked the table for deflection? Cast iron tables will deflect if you put enough weight on it. If you do find any deflection, you can fix that by propping up the table with an adjustable prop or jack. On my DP, I can press down on the table with around 10# of force and get a deflection of a few thousands, maybe .005”. This may seem small, but it is good to keep in mind that cast iron is not as strong as you think.

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#15 posted 06-15-2013 10:59 AM

Looks way better than Stumpy’s! Maybe we should tell him a bit about marquetry, carving and painting ;)
Oh, and I’m definitely copying the wheels design! :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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