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Forum topic by Bryan Gilles posted 03-17-2015 04:52 PM 681 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bryan Gilles

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03-17-2015 04:52 PM

Topic tags/keywords: drill press table

I decided to build a drill press table for my Craftsman Drill Press. It turned out pretty nice!
Here it is pictured without the “sacrifice block” insert. I love being able to choose to use a hold down or a fence witht he T-track!

-- Bryan, Northern California, www.BryanGilles.com


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toolie

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#1 posted 03-17-2015 05:19 PM

nice. i really like the removable/replaceable insert.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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daddywoofdawg

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#2 posted 03-18-2015 02:45 AM

I need to get some T-track and fix my laser.I’ve built the table been using it for a year.how did you fasten your table down?

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TheFridge

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#3 posted 03-18-2015 03:02 AM

Sweet. If you’ve never used a cross slide vise with a drill press, you should try some time.

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Bryan Gilles

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#4 posted 03-18-2015 03:38 AM

Thanks for the compliments!

To answer Daddywolfdawg’s question: I secured the table to the existing cast iron drill press “table” with four bolts on the underside. Between the two sheets of MDF, I used a forstner bit and drilled out just enough of a gap for a T-nut to rest flush prior to gluing the two sheets of MDF together. Its easy to secure or remove with a socket or wrench.

TheFridge: I have a small vice that mounts to the existing table… much like the cross slide vice- without the “slide.” (you can see it in the upper left in the top picture) It comes in handy when drilling out small pieces of aluminum or brass when making custom hand tools!

-- Bryan, Northern California, www.BryanGilles.com

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JeffP

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#5 posted 03-18-2015 02:17 PM

Nice job Bryan.

Slightly off-topic, but do you find the laser useful/practical?
Was your laser built-in or after-market?

No question it looks cool for showing off your table though… ;)

-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.

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Bryan Gilles

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#6 posted 03-19-2015 04:13 AM

Thanks Jeff!

The laser actually came with the drill press. I like it. I generally use it to adjust my fence to whatever Im drilling into. It speeds up the set-up process.

-- Bryan, Northern California, www.BryanGilles.com

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Bryan Gilles

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#7 posted 03-20-2015 03:34 AM

Figured I’d post a couple pictures of the table with the fence…

-- Bryan, Northern California, www.BryanGilles.com

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