Drill Press Table

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Project by whope posted 04-26-2015 12:33 PM 1674 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes shop projects interrupt other projects because you get tired of ‘making do’ without. My drill press table came about from getting tired/frustrated with trying to clamp projects to the little table of my Rigid drill press.

After looking at commercial tables and seeing things that were almost what I wanted, I decided to make my own. Basically it’s a box with a big top. The bottom is the same size as the metal table, except square. A dowel slides into the center hole of the table and two of the sides help keep it square on the table (probably not necessary). Four bolts secure the box to the table.

The top is 3/4 mdf with a piece of wainscoting (the only thing close to what I was looking for at the big blue box store) laminated to the top. I attached a 2 1/2” tee to collect dust from the top and from inside the box.

It is a bit heavy for the height adjustment crank. Probably should have thought about that up front and made some design adjustments.

Thanks for looking.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with a Hammer.

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#1 posted 04-26-2015 04:58 PM

Looks great, nicely done. Size looks like 28” x 18”?

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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#2 posted 04-26-2015 07:08 PM

It’s 24×37. Don’t ask me why 37. I had thought it was 36.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with a Hammer.

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#3 posted 04-26-2015 08:16 PM

That turned out nicely and will be a great addition to the shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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