Drill Press Table w/Micro-Adjust stops.

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Project by AdrianM posted 03-30-2013 07:14 PM 13644 views 58 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Large Drill press Table 36×18 1”Thick MDF
Walnut fence and trim. Fence has graduated Inch and half inch marks etched in.
Maple micro adjust stops.
Cherry hold downs – (View my previous posts)
Offset round tear out block.
Made with CNC.

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#1 posted 03-30-2013 08:16 PM

Your DP table looks great Adrian. I especially like your low fence. I have always felt that most folks (me included) build them too high and have problems with the plunge handles. The hold downs on the rest look very good too. I’m wondering if the holes in the top are for clamps to anchor the table or are they just handholds to lift it off?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 03-30-2013 08:30 PM

Thanks mike, holes are for f style clamps. Helps with large stock and drilling with table rotated 90 degrees. Look up Ronald Walters drill press table on google I took a lot of ideas from his version.

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#3 posted 03-30-2013 09:00 PM

This is reakky cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 03-30-2013 09:28 PM

Great job.

-- Todd

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#5 posted 03-31-2013 12:12 AM

great project – nice pics too!

-- Greg Simon

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#6 posted 03-31-2013 04:47 AM

Very nice looking DP upgrade, should make all Your drilling ops much more accurate and easier to set up ! I wish I would have gone with the off set circle pads in my design, makes much more sense. I will probably adapt that feature into my DP table when I find some spare time in the shop. Thanks for sharing !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#7 posted 03-31-2013 05:55 AM

That’s a way nicer drill press than the one your first post sported … quill locks rock!

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Greg D

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#8 posted 03-31-2013 07:47 AM

Great job!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#9 posted 03-31-2013 12:09 PM

You KNOW it’s a great project when you get to the end of the pictures and say “AWWW NOOOO!!! NO MORE PICTURES????” Great Job!

-- Tim Harrelson

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Matt Przybylski

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#10 posted 03-31-2013 02:55 PM

I too am going to be following Ronald’s design when I make my table as I think it is the best one I’ve seen yet. My question, however, is this: for the rotating insert, you’d have to still put something down over the table, it seems, when drilling wider holes (say, a 2” forstner), right? I’d imagine that would cause issue and go outside of the insert material otherwise…

-- Matt, Illinois,

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#11 posted 03-31-2013 05:05 PM

I designed it to fit a 1 5/8 drill while still being in insert.

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#12 posted 03-31-2013 06:00 PM

Great job! Here is a one I built awhile ago, they come in handy!

Dril press table-

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#13 posted 04-02-2013 01:46 AM

Very nice. I like the hold-downs.

-- I never finish anyth

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#14 posted 04-02-2013 03:49 AM

Hmmm . . . looks like I have some machining to do on my existing table. Well done and thanks for the ideas.


-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus

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#15 posted 04-23-2013 06:26 PM

Great looking table. I’m planning my DPT and am curious how you did the tear out block in the center as well as the “plug” that occupies the space. I’ll also be wanting to use drum sanders with the table, will this offset circle setup accommodate their use? Thanks.

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