Simple drill press table, in a vise

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Project by bbasiaga posted 01-27-2019 09:44 PM 1908 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I finally got around to making my drill press table. The table itself is very simple. Just two sheets of melamine I had laying around glued together, with some T track, and a melamine fence. The T track is used for fence positioning, plus I can also use various hold downs or stop blocks with it.

The only real twist here is that the whole table clamps in to my milling vise, which I have bolted to the table of the drill press. I bought that vise for a certain project a while ago, and never really used it since. I got tired of moving it around, so I finally figured this was the best place to store it! It does two things for me (aside from giving the vise a home). First, it gives me clearance between the new table and the adjustment handle for the table height. No banging my knuckles on the corner of the new table i built when lowering or raising my press’s platform. Second, I can still use the positioning function of the vise to move the table around if I need to. I am sure that will come in handy at least once.

Anyway, thanks for looking!


-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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#1 posted 01-28-2019 02:37 AM

Looks good and solid. Great job !!!

-- MEL, Kansas

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#2 posted 01-28-2019 02:52 AM

Clever. I am constantly banging my knuckles when I raise or lower my drill press table. This seems like a great solution.

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