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Project by Bill Berklich posted 01-15-2020 12:18 AM 1284 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just finished a small drill press table. I’ve hated trying to clamp things to the edge of the cast iron. A nice feature I added is a swing out box for small drills and taps

Here;s a link to my blog and more pics #16: Drill Press Table

-- Bill - Rochester MI





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pottz

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#1 posted 01-15-2020 12:50 AM

every drill press for woodworkers needs that kind of table,i didn’t make one though i bought the rockler table which has been great.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#2 posted 01-15-2020 01:34 AM

That is a neat table B’B’... Shame there’s not more pictures from different angles…

However, loose drill bits in a movable drawer are an invitation for a premature investment into a Drill Doctor.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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mel52

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#3 posted 01-15-2020 01:41 AM

Great table. I may need to upgrade mine after looking at yours. Good job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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Bill Berklich

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#4 posted 01-15-2020 02:17 AM

I’ll take a few more pictures and post them when I get back from Atlanta.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 01-15-2020 05:35 AM

Nice build. Been thinking about one for a long time. So many toys to build.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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EarlS

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#6 posted 01-15-2020 01:06 PM

I need one of these for my drill press too. You are making more work for me.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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HokieKen

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#7 posted 01-15-2020 01:53 PM

Nicely done Bill. I don’t know how people get by without one! If you need some extra storage for your drill bits etc. There’s a lot of space under the overhang that goes to waste ;-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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BFamous

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#8 posted 01-15-2020 03:36 PM

Yours definitely makes me want to upgrade mine! Mine is functional, but could definitely use a redo.

Thanks for the inspiration!

-- Brian Famous :: Charlotte, NC :: http://www.FamousArtisan.com

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oldrivers

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#9 posted 01-15-2020 05:50 PM

Nice table this is one of the things I need to do, Thanks for the insperation.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Peteybadboy

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#10 posted 01-15-2020 10:48 PM

I bought one. And love it , I like the inserts that can be replaced. I think you did a great job on yours.

-- Petey

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Madmark2

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#11 posted 01-15-2020 11:28 PM

Workpiece clamp? I don’t clamp to the table. I clamp to the guide. The guide strip acts as a spin stop and a distance gauge.

I only use one knob to hold the drill guide. I can rap-tap the angle to make really small guide adjustments.

I could use a larger table tho and yours looks very nice.

Because all the tool work surfaces are within about 1” I’m able to support the end of a longer piece while drilling without going nuts.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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LittleBlackDuck

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#12 posted 01-15-2020 11:54 PM


... I could use a larger table tho and yours looks very nice.
- Madmark2

At times you can build one too big… I’m just about to blog a “lampoon of my attempt” at an all whistling DP tabletop.

Depending on your lifting mechanism, everytime you adjust the table height, you need to move all that extra weighty “real-estate”. A customised tabletop (other than the original) is a given, however, it may be better to build an add on that can be mounted, for those odd larger tabletop requirements, once the desired height is reached… though it raises a new problem of storage when not in use.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Madmark2

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#13 posted 01-16-2020 12:47 AM

The raising crank on my DP just barely clears the table as it is. I’d have to mount it at a 45° angle to clear. LOL

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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BlueRidgeDog

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#14 posted 01-16-2020 07:19 PM

Well done. Love to see more images.

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Bill Berklich

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#15 posted 01-18-2020 03:22 PM



Well done. Love to see more images.

- BlueRidgeDog

Blog is up with more pics #16: Drill Press Table

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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