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Project by jbmaine posted 01-23-2020 09:39 PM 677 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all, After seeing some of the great looking drill press tables some of you have built, It inspired me to finally make my own. I used a piece of 3/4 melamine covered shelving glued to 3/4 Baltic birch plywood to get a 1 1/2” thick table. This is wrapped with RO for a border. Total is 31” long X 20” wide. The fence is Baltic birch with a t-track and two flip stops. The hardware is from Rockler. With this fence I could no longer use the crank to lower/raise the table, but luckily I found that setting a 1/8 steel dowel on the crank shaft flat was a perfect fit to act as a ” Dutchman” so a 9/16 socket / ratchet could be used to move the table. The 9/16 socket is a friction fit and stays on the crank shaft. For drill bit storage I built a small cabinet mounted to the mobile base. Thanks for looking Jim





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#1 posted 01-23-2020 10:00 PM

Very nice … I like the way you built the fence.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 01-23-2020 10:33 PM

Nice build jb’...
Looks like you’ve pimped out your lifting mechanism… any more details on it?

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

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#3 posted 01-24-2020 06:13 AM



Nice build jb ...
Looks like you ve pimped out your lifting mechanism… any more details on it?

- LittleBlackDuck

Yes inquiring minds wish to know.

Looks good!!!

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jbmaine

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#4 posted 01-24-2020 11:26 AM

Nice build jb ...
Looks like you ve pimped out your lifting mechanism… any more details on it?

- LittleBlackDuck

Yes inquiring minds wish to know.

Looks good!!!

- woodbutcherbynight

I’ll take some pics and give a better description this afternoon

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jbmaine

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#5 posted 01-24-2020 07:28 PM

So, I found ( just by luck) that a 1/8 steel pin fits into the grooves of a 12 pt. 9/16 socket well enough that if you lay the pin on the flat of the crank shaft and slide the socket on over the whole thing, there is a light friction fit.( a couple of lite taps with a rubber mallet.)

The pin holds the socket in place on the crank shaft, allowing me to use a ratchet or a screw gun to raise/lower the table.
Here’s a couple of pics.

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#6 posted 01-24-2020 09:18 PM

Best one I’ve seen so far. Nice dust collection too.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 01-24-2020 11:08 PM

That is brilliant jb’, love that concept… thanks muchly for the info and the happy snaps.

The ratchet (ratshit) doesn’t turn me on, as I’m too lazy… my quill has a 6” travel so when I need to move the table, it’s usually a reasonable +/- height. Maybe the original handle if the shaft is long enough…

Have you tried/considered a cordless drill? I’m guessing it would need some grunt, however, I’m just wondering if that might be a feasible alternative or the mechanism just wouldn’t permit that… hmm, Izzy Swan moves mountains with his poopsie cordless drill.

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

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#8 posted 01-28-2020 04:53 PM

What is the product you are using for Dust Collection that is mounted on the wall?

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