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Project by JayT posted 250 days ago 2028 views 21 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After buying a new to me Delta floor drill press, I wanted to make it more functional by adding a drill press table. Not having a lot of spare time during hunting season, it also needed to be quick to make. Here is what I came up with.

Started with a 3/4in plywood base and added some Kreg Mini-Trak. To make it a quicker build, instead of cutting dadoes, I layered in some 1/2in plywood between the track pieces. The track is slightly lower than the plywood, but it works just fine that way. An additional time-saving device was to use aluminum angle for the fence and add a plywood face, rather than build a complete fence from scratch. A couple Kreg Trak-Klamps and another piece of track on top of the fence to finish it off. Small total investment and less than an hour of build time.

Thanks for looking.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835





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Chris Peroni

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#1 posted 250 days ago

Excellent – I have to do this

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

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ShaneA

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#2 posted 250 days ago

Looks like a winner. I need to throw one together too.

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BanjoChris

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#3 posted 249 days ago

Efficient and functional!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Chris

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 249 days ago

Great table for your drill press!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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oldretiredjim

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#5 posted 249 days ago

Favored it.

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gsimon

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#6 posted 249 days ago

SOLD!... I’m making one
Thanks for sharing
Greg

-- Greg Simon

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Brad

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#7 posted 249 days ago

I like the use of the aluminum L-bar to keep the fence square to the table. Great idea. The quick build, plus minimal outlay of costs for materials are also very attractive. Well done.

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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dakremer

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#8 posted 249 days ago

Simple and functional. I need to make one of these! Great job!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#9 posted 249 days ago

Simple and sweet. Nice job : )

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JayT

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#10 posted 249 days ago

Wow, quite a response for a simple little project. Thanks, guys.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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Don W

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#11 posted 249 days ago

well done. I’ve cheated with the dados the same way.

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aussiedave

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#12 posted 249 days ago

Very nice drill press table…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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mafe

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#13 posted 248 days ago

Super cool.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Handtooler

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#14 posted 170 days ago

Very Nice! I just constructed a similar one, but I routed slots for the fence screws to pass through and only just as far as from the rear to the CL bit location. Why did you extend your track to the front edge of the table. Looks great, but I’m missing something. Teach me.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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JayT

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#15 posted 170 days ago

Russell, the track goes clear to the front for a couple reasons.

  • It was much easier and faster that way since I was using laminations of plywood to create the slots instead of routing. This allowed just making straight, full length cuts and helped keep build time to a minimum.
  • The full length tracks allow the hold down clamps to work anywhere along the table

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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