• Advertise with us
Project by . posted 01-24-2011 08:17 AM 6267 views 28 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
. No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures


9 comments so far

View Angela's profile


205 posts in 4052 days

#1 posted 01-24-2011 10:11 AM

Very nice. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the links.

-- - Helping other woodworker's

View ray vile's profile

ray vile

40 posts in 3848 days

#2 posted 01-24-2011 12:01 PM

really nice. I’m in the process of making a drill press table. yours gave me a couple of good ideas.

-- RV

View tyka's profile


142 posts in 3849 days

#3 posted 01-24-2011 03:16 PM

Super design and workmanship. Your timing is dead-on. I’m starting mine today. I have other examples but your’s is special indeed. I like how you extended the tracks beyond the table at the back. I would have missed that. Can you give us your dimensions, width & lenght? Excellent description BTW. Thanks for sharing.

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

View Dusty56's profile


11863 posts in 4844 days

#4 posted 01-24-2011 06:06 PM

Very nice table and build description : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View .'s profile


76 posts in 4953 days

#5 posted 01-24-2011 06:55 PM

Tyka, the dimensions:

Fence is 24” to match the Incra t-track plus. It’s 3” in height, and the depth is the thickness of 2 pieces of 3/4” ply laminated. So, approximately 1.5” The fence has 3/4” hard maple on the top, bottom, and sides. Therefore, the plywood portion is only the middle.

Tabletop is 22” wide and 13” deep. The fence extends one inch on either side. The t-tracks in the back of the top extend an inch beyond the depth. The thickness of the top is that same 3/4” ply topped with the 1/4” hardboard.

The base assembly matches the dimension of the table that came with the drill press.

Blank for the drill plate insert is 4” wide. The maple defining the insert area is 1/2” wide and 1/2” deep. The blank is then 3” square. I considered created the blank in an offset posiition so that as you drill you’re actually drilling in the back of the center. This way the blank can be rotated to be reused. However, it’s 1/2 mdf. It takes less than a minute to create a new one.

The only implementation I’ve yet to use for this table is to install a removable drawer slide that slides from the bottom of the table to hold the blanks and the keychuck and some commonly used bits. It would be very small. I couldn’t use a standard drawer slide there as it would block the t-knobs holding the table to the machine. That’s why I’d use the box without a top to slide into the bottom with some cleats of some sort.

Thanks for your comments. Glad this gives some good ideas. It really is a pleasure to use.

View tyka's profile


142 posts in 3849 days

#6 posted 01-24-2011 08:04 PM

Thank you so much for all the details. I’m off to the shop to build one. Thanks again for sharing.

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

View Roger's profile


21054 posts in 3960 days

#7 posted 01-25-2011 03:17 AM

real nice table. very versitle. nice features

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

View Schwieb's profile


1917 posts in 4617 days

#8 posted 01-26-2011 03:36 AM

Your post was very timely. I was just in the process of designing a new table for my drill press. I’ll have to study this carefully. Looks vert well done and thought ou.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

View D11RDozer's profile


63 posts in 4115 days

#9 posted 07-25-2011 06:52 PM

Looks great. I hope to build one in the near future as well. Thanks for sharing.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics