Drill Press Table

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Blog series by SirFatty updated 07-15-2012 09:59 PM 2 parts 11591 reads 10 comments total

Part 1: Beginning Assembly

07-15-2012 02:18 AM by SirFatty | 4 comments »

Now that I have a proper drill press, I can see the benefit of a drill press table. I’ve decided to use some extruded aluminum (8020) and scrap 1/2” MDF for the project. I will laminate 3 sheets together to get the final dimension. Here’s what it will look like, minus the hardwood trim: To get started, I cut a piece of 1/2” MDF that is the final size of the table. Then, carefully located the holes need to bolt the table to the drill press. Once the hole...

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Part 2: Final Assembly

07-15-2012 09:59 PM by SirFatty | 6 comments »

Now with the middle piece securely glued in place, it’s time to finish the project. The middle MDF black glued in place from last night. Next, four holes countersunk to accept the 1/4-20 BHCS that will hold the track in place. View of the hardware installed from the top side. The hold-down slipping inside the aluminum channel. Both tracks installed. Now to glue up the blanks for the left and right side. Since I only have so many clamps, I stacked the two s...

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