Drill press table

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Project by firemedic posted 05-21-2008 04:34 AM 15904 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to get my drill press off my work bench and build a mobile table for it. The table is made out of an oak with plywood tops. The drawer is also oak with maple runners and some spalted maple for the face of the drawer. All the wood except for the plywood was salvaged wood. In the last picture you can also see one of daddy’s little helpers.

-- Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein

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#1 posted 05-21-2008 04:38 AM

Looks better than my mine. and more sturdy. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 05-21-2008 05:16 AM

It’s nice to be able to get things out of the way. Nice job!

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

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#3 posted 05-21-2008 08:06 AM

great looking project. Looks like you are getting good reviews from the soother and blankie crowd. I made the economy version of your beautiful stand. I recycled an old school desk, put some wheels on it and built a drawer to keep bits. I found that a stacking kitchen cutlery organizer (if you can stomache plastic dollar store products) works well to organize bits that aren;t in a kit. I keep two rubbermaid containers on the bottom shelf. One is for garbage and the other is for small scraps of wood. I just thought I would share

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 05-21-2008 12:28 PM

This is a very nice cart for your drill press. It adds flexibility to your drill press and lets you move it out of the way when it is not being used.

Well done.

I love the picture of your “helper”. She is a doll.

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

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#5 posted 05-21-2008 02:35 PM

Great job on the table, and also on that “accessory” on the lower shelf! :-)

I have the same drill press, and I was wondering if you find your drill press table to be a worthwhile purchase. I’ve been contemplating getting one.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 05-21-2008 11:44 PM

I’m thinking about doing the same, getting the press of the bench. Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 05-22-2008 04:44 PM

A very nice movable table bench for drill press. Your cute assistant wants to move with the drill press !

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Kevin Violette

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#8 posted 05-23-2008 11:23 PM

Good use of space and of scrap material!

Being able to store that kid under the drill press now is definitely going to save some space in the shop! :)

-- Kevin

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#9 posted 08-08-2008 12:14 AM

I have that same drill press. Did you make the fence? I’d love to see a blog on how you made it.

-- When my wife ask's what I have to show for my wood working hobby, I just show her the splinters.

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#10 posted 08-10-2010 11:19 AM

Now that’s a very sturdy table and on wheels, too. Good idea. It will make your drill press much more handy and now you will have more space on your workbench. That’s what is nice about workshops – there is always something else that you can do to improve them so they are always evolving.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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