Mere Mortal Drill Press Table

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Project by eddie posted 05-02-2012 04:37 AM 3747 views 12 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i made this a while back and it has made a lot of difference and ease of use of the drill press. the table that came with it was small and used it for a while being a newbe i look a lot on the net for tips and study on wood working this site is one of the best ive found. this idea came from from a site that i also like Wood Working for Mere Mortals here is the link to the table. i added the draws for a little storage for stuff i use mostly with the drill press

the fence pivots at one end with a bolt thur it with a clamp holding it in place to the table at the other end of the fence its not my idea either it was from this man and it works .

and the chuck key holder lying on the top of the table has saved my knuckles more than once not my idea it was from this guy and to me hes sharp as a tack on ideas

it seem as if i just copy and i do but i belive to give credit where credit is due . i didnt go into much detail on the build but if you watch the videos you will see that these guys do have a good gift of teaching and do a lot better job than i .thanks for looking and hope you can use some of these.

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#1 posted 05-02-2012 04:47 AM

nice table there eddie

i especially like the drawers too
as each tool should have a place to store
everything it uses
close at hand
some have included wrenches and hex tools
that all get lost all bunched together some where else in the shop
wasting time looking thru all the hidey holes they can live in

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-02-2012 04:55 AM

thanks patron .i have spent some time looking for stuff some times with laying it down spend ten minuets trying to find it. hope your feeling better my friend hope to get out there one day.

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#3 posted 05-02-2012 04:58 AM

Looks great – I too like the drawers you added. Did you have the different levels in the fence to start with or find that it helped with a problem?

-- socrbent Ohio

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#4 posted 05-02-2012 05:03 AM

thanks socrbent after seeing yours i felt like i needed to get off my you know what and post this ,it seem to help but i’m sure there is a better way by some of these more seasoned wood workers. but for now it works out. the draws i added after i built the table so it can be added on comes in handy.

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#5 posted 05-02-2012 07:47 AM

simple and factional, that’s all it takes. Well done

-- 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 05-02-2012 11:55 AM

Nice addition, the drawers make this so much more useful, really nice.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#7 posted 05-02-2012 12:20 PM

Thanks for the inspiration – I really need to do something like this.
Never seen the drawers before. Good idea.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 05-02-2012 12:46 PM

Adding drawer? What a great idea. T-tracks and hold-downs are great too. Thanks for sharing.



PS: I saw the owl ontop of your drill press. Do have nice in your shop? (just kidding)

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#9 posted 05-02-2012 01:02 PM

Cool! I like the addition of the drawers. That’s handy.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#10 posted 05-02-2012 01:20 PM

thanks guys that means a lot coming from uall. retired now but the job i had was helping people and sometimes its just good to hear a thank you. so thanks for what you have gave to the wood working community.i have seen all of ualls work and its something that inspires me . serge that owl a New Orleans Saints fan i had put the sunshades on him when they won the super bowl and dont want to jinx the team by changing any thing but its not been working the last couple seasons :)

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#11 posted 05-02-2012 01:27 PM

It’s a nice one, Eddie. congratulations


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#12 posted 05-02-2012 03:01 PM

There is something beautiful about things and processes that are truly functional. Isn’t it the best that we have such wonderful ideas to draw from here at LJ?

And you, you should be quoted often, “it seem as if i just copy and i do but i believe to give credit where credit is due.” It is more than a confession, it is a poetic embracing of the truth. I must add that I look at beautiful women. There, I feel such a catharsiis.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#13 posted 05-02-2012 04:42 PM

Go get em Eddie. Nice rig you have built.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#14 posted 05-02-2012 08:20 PM

It looks like a decent table eddie but I don’t really feel it is what you need to be learning on so just box it up and send it to me and I’ll find some use for it here…..

Oh, and send all of your neat little gadgets with it too…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#15 posted 05-02-2012 08:39 PM

Looks great Eddie

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