Another drill press table

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Project by BOBAH posted 01-13-2018 08:34 PM 1964 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After buying my Ryobi bench top drill press my first instinct was to get a HF extension table with fence. Well, I expected it to be of poor quality – particle board is not a good material to resist pull force applied to a short screw – but it also didn’t fit well: the fence bolts interfere with feed levers if chuck is in lowered position. The price was good though, so I used it as a hardware kit for my shop-made table.

The box is built out of leftover oak hardwood using pocket screw joinery, the top surface is plywood. I have glued in the 2.5” hose adapter, so the sawdust and debris can be evacuated while drilling or drum-sanding.

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#1 posted 01-13-2018 08:51 PM

Very nice useful table.

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#2 posted 01-13-2018 09:00 PM

Nice job!
It would be hard to get any model work done with out a great table like that.

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#3 posted 01-13-2018 10:59 PM


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#4 posted 01-13-2018 11:37 PM

A real nice addition to the drill press. No more mess and a nice big work table. Ncie work!

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#5 posted 01-14-2018 03:41 AM

Great touch there BOBAH! Like the use of the box for ”dusty”. The extra top real estate goes without question.

Years ago I built a box under my table to house all my spare bits and bobs only to add an extra can of spinach to my diet every time I tried to lift the table. The extra weight became unrealistic as I kept putting more and more in the box. It has now been regressed to just a tabletop. The box has since been relocated in an un-umbilical location.

Your adaptation of a dust collection box is thinking outside the rectangle box!

I have found that dust collection is one of the most inefficient options for a drill press, but any attempt is a step in the right direction and you are heading that way. Well done.

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#6 posted 01-14-2018 01:59 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

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