Drill Press Table

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Project by jakeprater posted 06-07-2014 03:06 AM 2359 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this table for my Delta 16.5” drill press. Nothing new really, but it’s mine so I wanted to share it.

I built it out of more of the scrap alder plywood, edged with Southern Yellow Pine and finished with satin Polycrylic. I’m not sure how I’ll like working off of that, but we’ll see! Rather than spending money on t-track, I just cut the grooves like I’ve seen other LJ’rs do. Seems to slide pretty well so far. It’s held to the drill table by a bar and two wooden knobs that I made, as is the fence. The fence is just two pieces of ply glued together and drilled for some carriage bolts.

The only thing I’ll add later on will be some stop blocks.

This is a huge improvement over the tiny little round metal table!

-- All this sawdust.......wait........ what happened to my board???

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#1 posted 06-07-2014 03:29 AM

The surface looks just right. Well done. You can’t go far enough to achieve accuracy. Enjoy the improvement!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#2 posted 06-08-2014 04:57 AM

Thank you Jake this is exactly the project i’ve been looking for ideas for. I have the small round and never any room to even lay a clamp down. I’ll be putting one of these together now.

-- woodlandsprite * Setting out to change the world is for most of us doing the best we can to improve our little corner of it.*

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