Drill Press Table

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This is a drill press table I made from Shop Notes plans. A couple of things I really like about this table is the small drawer and the hookup for my shop vacuum. Since I’m fairly new to woodworking, shop projects like this give me an opportunity to improve my skills while the stakes are fairly low.

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#1 posted 01-23-2010 12:11 AM

Very nice execution of that Shop Notes plan… I have seen that one as well… I like your inclusion of the Tempered Hardboard. Makes for an easy to maintain, and slick surface that stuff won’t stick too easily…

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#2 posted 01-23-2010 12:24 AM

Terry, Do you remember which Shop Notes issue this was from. Looks like a good weekend project for me.

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#3 posted 01-23-2010 12:31 AM

jtriggs, I got them online ( under the tool stands heading.

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#4 posted 01-23-2010 03:48 AM

Great job. What do you keep in the drawer? It doesn’t look tall enough for drill bits.

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#5 posted 01-23-2010 03:50 AM

Greetings jtriggs:..... If you take Shop Notes magazine, that plan is in No. 57 issue. I built this same d.p. table about 10 years ago, except I used laminant instead of hadboard….... just for what it’s worth…....

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#6 posted 01-23-2010 04:12 AM

SThanks, Shannon. You’re right, it is too shallow for bits. Shop Ntes suggests you keep sanding drums in it but that’s iffy, too. I keep my drill key, so far.

Rick, thanks for providing the Shop Notes issue.

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#7 posted 01-23-2010 08:12 AM

Great job… welcome to the world of woodworking and welcome to LJ… I plan on building a table similar to that once I upgrade my drill press…

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#8 posted 01-23-2010 03:28 PM

Nice job!

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#9 posted 01-24-2010 02:49 PM

Great job. I’m planning on making that same table. Shop jigs are a great way to build skills and make useful items at the same time.

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#10 posted 04-11-2010 08:15 PM

very nice drill press table

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