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My new & improved drill press table

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Project by SuperJoe posted 10-15-2021 07:53 PM 764 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I set up my shop 7 years ago I quickly built a number of fixtures that I needed to accomplish certain tasks. One was a functional drill press table. It was not a show piece in anyone’s estimation but it served adequately through the years. With the fall comes a reduction in visitors who need repairs or new builds so my attention focused on shop fixtures. While the 1st iteration of this table was made from scraps this new one was made from Better scraps, a lot more consideration and a finer eye for detail. 1”MDF with a waxed top, 3/4”X1” padauk frame to restrict bending. 2 topside T-tracks for the fence adjustment and for clamps when required. With the addition of 2 T-tracks underneath clamping to the original cast iron table was made simple and efficient. This is one of the first things a client sees in my shop, so now it is sturdy, functional and eye pleasing. Next: The portable router table!

-- Some of my most creative moments have been when I've had to cover up an error in my woodworking.





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crowie

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#1 posted 10-15-2021 09:50 PM

That’s a beaut drill press table Joe, I wish I had the room to do similar…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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splintergroup

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#2 posted 10-15-2021 10:09 PM

Some nice features!
Had to laugh at the “made from Better scraps” comment 8^)

Question: if you moved the stacks of ice creme cups to the right, could you have avoided the relief cut on the table?

(JK, probably for access to the table height lock…8^)

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SuperJoe

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#3 posted 10-15-2021 11:52 PM



Some nice features!
Had to laugh at the “made from Better scraps” comment 8^)

Question: if you moved the stacks of ice creme cups to the right, could you have avoided the relief cut on the table?

(JK, probably for access to the table height lock…8^)- splintergroup

Good eye on the cups. Youi force me to confess my addiction to Starbucks 20oz coffee. Cleaned out they make great throw away (small) paper buckets. The picture taken underneath shows the height adjust crank handle, hence the cutout.

-- Some of my most creative moments have been when I've had to cover up an error in my woodworking.

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mtnwild

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#4 posted 10-17-2021 08:46 PM

Making that press more efficient…Helps make the shop more efficient…Flow from tool to tool…

Cool man…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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NormG

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#5 posted 10-26-2021 01:15 AM

These are so useful and make things so mush safer also Thank you for sharing this with us from Henrico County Virginia

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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