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My first attempt at a drill press table. Although it functions pretty well. There are several mistakes that I’m definitely going to correct in my next attempt. Which will not be too long from now. But it’ll have to wait for me to get through some other shop improvement projects

-- Never bite the hand that feeds you, but always watch the hand that's cooking.





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XrayJay

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#1 posted 08-26-2013 11:58 AM

Looks good to me! Especially for your first attempt. What are the slots on the side for? Clamps?

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#2 posted 08-26-2013 03:51 PM

How did you attach the table?

-- Imperfections make it unique!

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MT_Stringer

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#3 posted 08-26-2013 04:54 PM

Good job. You should get a lot of use out of it.

It looks a lot like mine. ...and mine looks a lot like yours. :-) Same plans, maybe?

@XrayJay – use common bar clamps to hold your work piece in place. Or attach a hold down to the t track or both! :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#4 posted 08-26-2013 05:50 PM

Your table look good. I just made one last week for my new drill press only to discover yesterday when I made the fence, that the plywood was bowed. So, i have to redo it again, this time with a flat piece of wood hopefully.

-- Yves

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#5 posted 08-26-2013 06:03 PM

“I just made one last week for my new drill press only to discover yesterday when I made the fence, that the plywood was bowed. So, i have to redo it again, this time with a flat piece of wood hopefully.”

@yrob – can you just glue a second piece on to the bottom of your table and clamp it down real good? Maybe just a piece of 1/2 inch mdf. Just thinking out loud. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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bd187

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#6 posted 08-26-2013 10:44 PM

thanks everyone.
@donaldpmoran- the cast iron table on the drill press has slots in it. I made a paper template of the slots and center hole, transfered it onto my ply and drilled the holes. 4 bolts 4 nuts and sixteen fender washers. PRESTO!!!.

Unfortunately my template was not as straight as i thought it was. Table is just a skosh crooked. It’ll do for now.

@MTStringer- At least half. i took of the plans from shop notes and my extensive knowledge of alchemy and came up with that

@xrayjay- What he (MTStringer) said.

-- Never bite the hand that feeds you, but always watch the hand that's cooking.

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donaldpmoran

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#7 posted 08-27-2013 01:22 AM

bd187, I recently bought the same drill press and have been trying to figure out how I am going to attach a table. About how long are the bolts you used? Thanks.

-- Imperfections make it unique!

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bd187

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#8 posted 08-27-2013 03:51 AM

donaldpmoran, I’m not really sure. I think they were 1 1/2×3/8. I had actualy bought them to use on my dust deputy, but they were to big. I had to use 3 fender washers close to the head to offset the bolt because they were too long and protruded past the top of the counterbore about 1/8. i then added one more fender washer between the bottom of the plywood and the top of the cast table. This finally brought the bolt height below the surface of the table.

-- Never bite the hand that feeds you, but always watch the hand that's cooking.

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#9 posted 08-27-2013 04:11 PM

I attached mine by putting 1/4-20 inserts in the bottom of the platform. I then ran bolts through the drill press X cutout in the circular table that comes with it.

-- Yves

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