Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Drill Press Table

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Posts
    13,448

    Drill Press Table

    I started on building a DP table yesterday. I ended up laminating three pieces of 1/2" baltic birch. I'll be banding the side and front edges with some maple, the fence is cut out of some 8/4 cherry scrap.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2014-10-25 16.01.30.jpg 
Views:	33 
Size:	40.7 KB 
ID:	86780

    The rear has a radius around the post, the cut out on the right is to allow for the elevation handle's swing.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2014-10-25 16.01.37.jpg 
Views:	30 
Size:	45.5 KB 
ID:	86781

    I still need to add the banding and cut out a recess/sacrificial plate. I cut out a 3" recess in the fence to allow extra clearance.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2014-10-26 18.48.40.jpg 
Views:	33 
Size:	33.9 KB 
ID:	86782

    Another view around the post and the recess for the chuck.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2014-10-26 18.48.52.jpg 
Views:	29 
Size:	31.8 KB 
ID:	86783

    One small issue though, will have to cut down the height of the fence or have an auxiliary shorter one to use in it's place, which should be easy enough to swap out. The chuck is about 2" from the table at this point, so removing some height on the fence should work fine.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2014-10-26 18.50.12.jpg 
Views:	33 
Size:	31.7 KB 
ID:	86784
    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Posts
    9,076
    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    One small issue though, will have to cut down the height of the fence or have an auxiliary shorter one to use in it's place, which should be easy enough to swap out. The chuck is about 2" from the table at this point, so removing some height on the fence should work fine.
    I have three different fences, one low profile for just this issue. The problem exhibits itself so seldom that I would not modify you current fence for it. I normally use a 3" tall fence but, have a 2" tall and a 1/2" (yes, half inch) tall aluminum extrusion (the original Woodpecker fence) as well. Another benefit of the split fence is that you can have a tall side on the left and a low side on the right for clearance. I made a few different fence faces for dad to meet his needs.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Posts
    12,256
    Cool following along. Something i need to get to soon for my new dp.

    Sent from my SGH-I337M using Tapatalk
    cheers

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Posts
    13,448
    Finished up the outer trim tonight.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2014-10-27 20.32.43.jpg 
Views:	12 
Size:	35.5 KB 
ID:	86826Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2014-10-27 20.32.51.jpg 
Views:	15 
Size:	39.8 KB 
ID:	86827

    I had to take the front one off as it occurred to me that I wouldn't have any way to clean-out the t-slots, so cut some slots in it.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2014-10-27 20.31.11.jpg 
Views:	13 
Size:	32.5 KB 
ID:	86824

    Here's a better pic of the fence opening. going to put a reinforcing piece of aluminum under the fence
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2014-10-27 20.31.27.jpg 
Views:	14 
Size:	36.3 KB 
ID:	86825

    I have 4 hanger bolts in the bottom, it's bolted to the DP's fence.

    Still need to cut in a hole for a sacrificial plate, will also seal the whole thing.
    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

Similar Threads

  1. Drill press table
    By Roger Tulk in forum Jigs and Fixtures
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-01-2013, 08:52 AM
  2. Drill press table
    By Tom Baugues in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-16-2012, 05:58 AM
  3. Drill Press Table
    By Roy Bauman in forum Jigs and Fixtures
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-19-2011, 06:04 AM
  4. Drill Press Table Add-on
    By glenn bradley in forum Jigs and Fixtures
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-10-2009, 09:48 AM
  5. Drill press table???
    By Chuck Beland in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-16-2008, 06:42 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •