Another Drill Press Table

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Project by dustyal posted 09-15-2010 03:46 AM 6148 views 28 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You’ll find all manor of drill press tables here at Lumberjocks. I made my table by adopting examples and ideas posted here. The top is two half-inch plywood pieces glued together. BEFORE glue up, I had intended to cut a rectangle in center of top piece so I could insert removable throat plates. But I took a coffee break, forgot where I was, and glued it up. So far I have been too lazy to rout it out.

The drawer case is assembled with pocket screws only. It disassembles easily. Remove the drawer to reach two hex head lag screws inserted from underneath through existing table slots then into the plywood top. Used hex-head lag screw simply because small ratchet wrench is only thing I had that would fit.

I cut the back table edge to make room for swing of adjusting handle. I extended the left side slightly past drill post for a little extra top surface room. So you see the step cuts in last photo.

Drawer is handy for accessory parts, plus a movable fence, and T-track hold downs. It works for me.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#1 posted 09-15-2010 04:00 AM

this is a nice table.

-- Nick, AZ. Wood is a canvas for God's art work, it is our job as woodworkers to figur out the best way to display it.

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#2 posted 09-15-2010 04:37 AM

Hey Al,
Nice neat job…well done.

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#3 posted 09-15-2010 04:44 AM

Looks really good.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#4 posted 09-15-2010 07:31 AM

Certainly not just another DP table, this one is gorgeous!
Looks really well designed and made.
Well done

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#5 posted 09-15-2010 08:37 AM

Nice table. Those coffee breaks are killer. lol

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#6 posted 09-15-2010 10:43 AM

Cool table Like the red tracks as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 09-15-2010 02:19 PM

Really nice table you made, so solid and functional, wish we could buy those T-tracks in Denmark…
You can look in my post’s I made some post’s and blogs on the drill press table also.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 09-15-2010 04:14 PM

Mafe, I liked you dust collection attachment. I’ll adopt that idea to my table. Thanks.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Rick Dennington

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#9 posted 09-15-2010 04:39 PM

Greetings dusty,

Your d.p. table looks a whole lot like mine….I’ve got the drawer in mine too, but I laminated the top

and added dust collection,also…....I made mine about 10-11 years ago…..The front part of mine is the drawer

seperated by a divider, and the d.c. is behind that, and has a 2 1/4” hole for the hose…Very nice set-up you

have…. it will last you a long time…...mine has….

-- " The secret to staying young looking.....hang around old people.." R.D.

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#10 posted 09-17-2010 06:49 AM

Nicely done. On my list of things to add…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#11 posted 09-20-2010 07:39 AM

nice work on your drill press table.. looks great and functional…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#12 posted 08-21-2012 04:13 AM

Very nice. I have to build a new stand for my DP this week and next will a table. I like yours and plan to pirate ideas from it. Good work….

-- Brock, Illinois

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