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Project by Grulgor posted 11-13-2020 08:49 AM 1029 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished my drill press table, a project I was waiting for a (too) long time to build. It is built in a modular manner and the top can be replaced by another top if some other options (like a tiltable table) should be necessary in the future. It has circular inserts from scrap wood which can be turned until they are not usable anymore and can be replaced by new ones. An additional feature is that modified sanding drums with a ball bearing on the bottom can be mounted to convert the drill press into a sanding station. Thanks to the t-tracks and the fence I have now plenty of clamping options. I am quite happy with the outcome.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 11-13-2020 04:19 PM

Nicely done. You thought out alot of options for use.

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Grulgor

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#2 posted 11-14-2020 05:45 PM

Thank you, woodbutcherbynight!

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#3 posted 11-20-2020 02:41 AM

I agree those round inserts are the only way to go. I really like the idea of that T track on the fence.

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#4 posted 11-20-2020 02:55 AM

Very well done!
Great features and I especially like the horizontal track for the clamps too.
It looks VERY useful.

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#5 posted 11-24-2020 03:59 PM

Nice table.

I like the idea of circular backing inserts, but have been put off by the prospect of having to make circles instead of square inserts, which do give you 8 positions (4 corners, front and back). Do you batch out inserts many at a time, and if so, how? Is bandsawn precise enough?

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Grulgor

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#6 posted 12-10-2020 07:12 AM



Nice table.

I like the idea of circular backing inserts, but have been put off by the prospect of having to make circles instead of square inserts, which do give you 8 positions (4 corners, front and back). Do you batch out inserts many at a time, and if so, how? Is bandsawn precise enough?

- tejon

Thanks for your comment and sorry for the late reply. Yes I batch out several circles when I make them. With a circle jig for the bandsaw it is very easy to produce them accurately enough. Since I don’t have a bandsaw yet I actually used my scrollsaw for cutting them roughly and then used my discsander with my selfmade circle sanding jig to get it perfectly round.

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