Drill press Table

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Project by D1st posted 03-04-2011 07:42 AM 5242 views 19 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a drill press table I made out of some left over melamine. The dimensions are 15” x 18” x 1 1/2 ”. I cut two pieces of the melamine and added hinges on the back , so that I could conceal the mounting hardware. I also cut a 5”x 5” square out of the center for thru cuts with the drill bits and also drum sanding. The T-tracks where added for the adjustable fence and hold down hardware as well as stop blocks for exact repeat cuts. The tracks will also increase safety when used with hold down clamps. I plan on adding a storage box underneath or something of the sort for storage of drill bits and the like. I just bought this drill press for $50. Im stoked that I finally have one for the shop.


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#1 posted 03-04-2011 08:45 AM

I’m looking at this idea. Several post have caught my eye. This is one that I will watch… Good Job

-- Chefshep :) "When we allow our present to quarrel with our past, we risk jeopardizing our future.” - Winston Churchill

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#2 posted 03-04-2011 09:58 AM

I really need to get around to making a drill press table. Great job. I’m sure it will be very handy.

-- Daniel -

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#3 posted 03-04-2011 11:11 AM

Looks great, I like the hinge idea to hide mounting hardware.

-- We are all one decision away from stupid.

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#4 posted 03-04-2011 11:22 AM

Nice work I love my drill press table. They are important and useful in the shop.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 03-04-2011 12:14 PM

very nice DP table

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#6 posted 03-04-2011 03:55 PM

Great idea and nice job. Roz has a nice drill press cabinet that I am looking to build. It is under workbenchs.

-- Remember the one with the most toys when he dies WINS!

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#7 posted 03-04-2011 05:02 PM

Thanks for the comments and thanks for looking.


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#8 posted 03-04-2011 09:04 PM

I need a new drill press table for the MDF one I have got wet and swelled up great big. I like yours and might I suggest a drawer that mounts to the bottom of the table. Thanks for sharing!

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#9 posted 03-04-2011 09:44 PM

I built one very similar to that but I put the T track right in line with the drill press tri handle & subsiquiently with the fence lock downs, so I couldn’t raise or lower the table with out sliding it forward first,,, ah trial & error

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#10 posted 03-04-2011 11:47 PM

@ Lizardhead Its all trial and error, until its a master piece. lol


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#11 posted 03-05-2011 12:05 PM

Nice table, the hinge give you a possibility to drill in angels also.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 03-31-2011 02:42 PM

I really like your drill press table. The hinges and concealed hardware seem like a very good idea. Nice job!

-- Ken, Norway

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