Drill Press Table

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Project by BigShooter posted 02-15-2020 08:31 PM 712 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I completed a new drill press table. I wanted a way to clamp work pieces and a fence for repetitive holes.

The center insert was made out of luan with a 4 1/5 inch hole saw. I then drilled a 2 inch hole through the table itself, and routed out the 4.5inch rabbit for the insert.

The insert is not centered on the drill. The drill bit will actually hit the insert about 1 inch from the edge(the smaller holes in the last pic). This is so that I can spin the insert to find a new spot, since the bit won’t hit the same spot each time it should last longer.

I used toggle clamps to hold the table to the factory table. This worked great until I added a support for the crank extension. The support is attached to the table, so now I would have to undo the set screw on the crank in order to remove the table. I don’t think I need to remove it anyway. I will make an auxiliary table to sit on top for drum sanding.

I made the crank extension so it would clear the table. It is 5/8inch round bar and a coupling with two set screws to attach it to the original nub.

I had to shim the table because the factor one was not plumb in one direction. I just taped a piece of laminate under one end.

On the fence I made a stop block that goes in the t-track.

All in all I am happy with it. It will be much better not to have to get creative with clamps, the hold downs are quick and easy.

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#1 posted 03-16-2020 02:25 AM

Smart engineering on the offset! How’s it working out for you? Drilled a lot of holes with it?

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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