Drill Press Table

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Project by OldKam posted 12-24-2021 03:34 PM 866 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Drill press table with drawer. Built from 3/4” and 1/2” Baltic birch. Needed to get a table built to start getting my tools setup for projects. Table is two pieces of 1/2” BB. Box ix 3/4” BB with 1/2” drawer. Offset backer in the table allows four turns and turn over before replacement. Found the Red Stuff in a open box bin for $30.

Finished with Minwax Golden Oak stain with Minwax Semigloss Poly.

Good weekend project.

First project in getting shop tools preped for more work and practice for non-shop things.

-- Paul K, Valley of the Sun - Arizona - Always have blood remover on hand!

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#1 posted 12-24-2021 08:04 PM

Neat job OK... just watch that drawer… I initially had one under my table until I had to beef up the lifting mechanism to carry the weight of the ever growing number of hitch hikers… a drawer full of drill bits will have you reaching for your fitness drill instructor.

... and practice for non-shop things.
- OldKam
”Non-shop” things sound like housework... don’t blaspheme!

PS. Welcome to LJ.

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

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#2 posted 12-24-2021 08:56 PM

Well I see for my drill press table 3.0 I’ll be adding the “lightning holes” to the top. Cut down the weight and less debris build up. Great inovation.

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

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#3 posted 12-24-2021 09:02 PM

Doggone I really like that set up. Can I ask why you cut out the sides ? Those 2 grooves left and right of center.
btw – welcome to LJ’s

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 12-24-2021 09:37 PM

Cut the slots for weight reduction and lets me use other clamps instead of using the knuckle clamps. Also keeps debris buildup down.

Just need to build the base/cabinet in the next couple weeks.

-- Paul K, Valley of the Sun - Arizona - Always have blood remover on hand!

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