Stumpy Nubs Drill Press Table

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Project by woodcox posted 01-14-2014 09:46 PM 6538 views 35 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I purchased Stumpy’s plans for this before the holidays which subsequently led me to buy a floor model drill press. I already had a benchtop DP but capacity was lacking. This is the most experience with using ply I have to date and I learned a lot. I used a good circular saw to dimension the parts because I can’t rely on my cheap table saw for accuracy. It was very time consuming to do it like that but the results are rewarding. I finally have the means to drill efficiently and set up is a breeze. I really like his fence idea and it works great. I still need to drill the dust collection ports, especially when I actually get a dust collector ;) I turned the lock knob from maple on my little drill press as I don’t own a lathe yet. I did modify the plan on the fly a little. I added a spacer between the DP table top to lift it up for better access to the height adjustment crank. I added more storage underneath for larger items. Most noteworthy is a recess in the fence for chuck clearance when using small bits in close quarters. Overall I am very happy with his design and recommend it highly. Thank you for looking and stay safe out there.

Some build pics…

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#1 posted 01-14-2014 09:57 PM

Awesome use of a $0.25. I love that. Next time I need a washer, I’m using a drilled penny!!!!

-- - many trees died so that I may create the perfect breadboard. Someday. Probably not soon.

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#2 posted 01-14-2014 11:12 PM

Great job!
I like your modifications.

This project is on my waaaaay to loooooong list of things to do!!!
I will certainly be keeping your build in mind.

Now then, anyone have a floor model drill press they can loan me….
For a year or twelve???

-- 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 01-15-2014 12:41 AM

You’ll get a lot of use out of this. I just built my drill press table and it’s great.
Congratulations on a great project!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 01-15-2014 01:28 AM

It’s a nice design, and you did a great job building it! And you made some modifications that suit your needs, to improve it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#5 posted 01-15-2014 12:16 PM

This is a very awesome looking drill press table with one monster fence. Great ideas and dust collection built into this project. I favorited it, have one I’m still needing to build. It’s going to incorporate the best of the best features I need, with some from here. Thanks for the post !

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#6 posted 01-15-2014 01:12 PM

Wow, you did a nice job!

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#7 posted 06-10-2015 02:03 AM

Well done : )

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#8 posted 06-10-2015 02:48 AM

Thanks man! Lol

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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