Small Drill Press Table

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Project by RCT posted 03-06-2008 06:51 PM 4771 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not much story just finished this table for the small drill press. Modified some designs from many examples in the trade mags. All of them discribed an evaning project i.e. about 4 hours. it only took me 7 days. Not vary perttity but finaly done.

I will more than likely change it after working on for a while.

-- "Ya but what does he know anyhow?"

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#1 posted 03-06-2008 06:56 PM

thats cool. i think that after seeing this I’m gonna build a table for my drill press when i get one. thanks for the post.

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#2 posted 03-06-2008 07:00 PM

Very nice. I am sure you will modify it after using it. The precision you have shown takes more time that most magazine “shops” that give the finishing times.

Well done project. I am sure you will enjoy it very much!

God Bless,

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#3 posted 03-06-2008 07:29 PM

Pretty cool. Still a work in progress, huh?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 03-06-2008 07:35 PM

This is great. I really need to make one like this. So cool how it matches your blue drill press!

-- Happy woodworking!

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 03-06-2008 07:56 PM

This is a nice project. I need to add a table like this to mine as well. I like the thickness of your table.

I assume that you built the table similar to a small torsion box?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 03-06-2008 11:39 PM

Yes it is a torsion box table wrapped in aromatic cedar and robbed with past wax (sort of defeats the aromatic part but they were just near by). Some old paneling for the bottom, hard rock maple for the fence T-track from a rocker sale and 3/4 plywood for something to have the screws bite into. The maple was an old desk’s drawer front.

-- "Ya but what does he know anyhow?"

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#7 posted 03-07-2008 03:14 AM

First- Welcome aboard to another Virginian.
Second- Great looking project. I need to build something like this for my small drill press. I like the idea of the T-track, been toying around with installing some of that into my workbench to help with clamping and hold down.

Look forward to additional projects.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#8 posted 03-07-2008 05:38 AM

Very nice. I should definetly make one. I’m to lazy to do so. What did you make yours out of.

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#9 posted 03-07-2008 06:09 AM

Nice table, I also made one for my drill press I love it and with the hold downs working with it is much safer. Thanks for sharing and show us any changes or modifications.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#10 posted 03-07-2008 02:02 PM

Great project that will help you with other projects.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 03-07-2008 07:01 PM

Looks like a great accessory, & well constructed. When I first looked at the small pictures, I couldn’t see how the

table tilted, but I see how you did it in the bigger picture.

Also Welcome to LJs.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#12 posted 03-08-2008 03:30 AM

First, Welcome!

Second, nice job and great use of materials you had on hand. How did you secure it to the round drill press table?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#13 posted 03-09-2008 10:22 PM

This press has a rectangular table. The table is attached with screws and large washers.
Thank you all for in input!!!!

-- "Ya but what does he know anyhow?"

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#14 posted 03-17-2008 10:54 AM

You should find the table very useful with your drill press. Makes life much easier and more accurate.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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