Easy Drill Press Table

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Project by nakedjoinery posted 01-21-2013 04:20 AM 2888 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s an easy drill press table for any newbie like myself. I just free handed some 2” circles on the band saw and used a 3/4 forstner to make a 1/4” deep recess the cut 3/4 dowel down to 1/2” lengths and used a 1/2” forstner to recess a 1/4-20 nut into dowel. Then used a .3 drill to center drill in dowel and knob. I used epoxy to hold nuts in and yellow wood glue to hold dowel in knob. I cut mdf @ 2’ x 16” for the table then routed a 1/2” groove for T track. I then cut a 1/8 sheet of oak plywood to table size and split it into three sections which I put a dovetail edge on to make a removeable center plate. Like I said I’ve seen much better on here but for the money maybe $10 it’s a great cheap starter table. Oh and after glueing the plywood to mdf I routed a 1/4” groove to create the t track. I used 4” 1/4 flange bolts on fence and 2 1/2” on stop blocks. Just a note use center to line up plywood for clamping then remove asap and clean up glue while wet. try to keep glue away from all edges of center and t track

-- mike c

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 01-21-2013 10:31 AM

Good jig I like the large sacrificial board

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 01-21-2013 12:15 PM

Very nice “down & dirty” DP table. Although, it is much more than just a “down & dirty” DP table, it is a well constructed shop aide!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 01-21-2013 03:05 PM

I like simple and cheap, yet very effective and functional. Well done!

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#4 posted 01-21-2013 04:16 PM

Good desing and very simple. I will use these ideas when I build mine.

-- Sorry for my English. Greetings from Argentina.

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#5 posted 05-14-2013 04:03 PM

Good job. I need to make a drill press table.

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