Drill Press Table

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Project by Jim posted 12-25-2015 01:36 AM 1553 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I love my drill press but the one thing I’m not crazy about is the cast metal table. There is no hole in the centre and it’s also really awkward to clamp items onto it. I saw this in a recent issue of Woodsmith Magazine and decided that this was just what I needed. Some scrap ply plus a few hours in the shop and presto .. a new drill press table. It just clamps to the existing table. The raised platform gives lots of clamping area and has a hole in the centre for the bit. The X grooves on the top help to hold dowel or other round stock.

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada ---

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#1 posted 12-26-2015 04:36 AM

Great looking table and very useful I’m sure

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 12-27-2015 03:45 AM

I love the look of this table and I’m definitely going to set up the same thing. My only suggestion, which I’ll do on mine, is to have a removable 3 inch square sacrificial center. That way I can drill though pieces and not worry about the table.
Great job and thanks!

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