Drill Press Table

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Project by gsimon posted 06-20-2015 09:30 PM 3594 views 24 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

15” x 20” x 3/4” MDF table top with Masonite insert, tracks and some scrap hardwood for a fence
I made a card stock template of my drill press top to transpose to the MDF for fabrication


-- Greg Simon

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#1 posted 06-20-2015 11:06 PM

Looks familiar. Nice work.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 06-20-2015 11:51 PM

Nice job – great improvement to a bench-top drill press.

-- Steve - Front Royal, VA

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Ken Dowswell

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#3 posted 06-21-2015 01:01 AM

Nice work

-- Ken in Niagara Falls

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#4 posted 06-21-2015 02:12 AM

I am so jealous! That my friend is an exceptional top.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker ---

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#5 posted 06-21-2015 01:30 PM

Looks great! Now if you notch out a space in the back of your chop saw table, you can slide the DP closer to the edge of the table making it easier to reach. The boards going into to the chop saw just slide under the DP table.

-- Tim Harrelson

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#6 posted 06-21-2015 02:44 PM

Thanks Tim I hadn’t thought of that! I have always been holding out for a floor model and wouldn’t commit where to put his table top press but in the meantime you’re right – just slide some the base under my chop saw shelf

-- Greg Simon

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#7 posted 06-22-2015 05:05 AM


Nice work on the Table, and copying the base profile with card is a good thought.
I see you have radiused out the back allowing Max distance from the fence to the drill center, thats thinking.

The loss of depth is a big aspect of the design of them when using these with a drill Press and unfortuately only becomes noticable after you buy it and go to fit it up.

The set back on the bench is a factor mentioned already and a solution for consideration already suggested, otherwise just act like an Egyptian and stand to the side when drilling, (whilst awaiting the floor model that is).
I must say the setup is a good compact use of space even considering the trade offs.

Overall well done !!

-- Regards Rob

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#8 posted 06-22-2015 01:40 PM

This is a very nice drill press table and will be a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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