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  • #267461
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    I just wanted to bump this thread. Does any one else have a table or any good ideas.

    It’s next up on my list of things to do.

    @chrisk1970 you have pretty nice table if I recall, can you post up some pic in this thread?

    There are all kinds of tables and different ideas on Google . https://www.google.ca/search?q=drill+press+tables&rlz=1T4GUEA_enCA612CA612&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Y7XTVM-UD4SiNv62hIAM&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1350&bih=592

    #267465
    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    @PI_Woodworker

    That is exactly what I am looking at! Thanks for that link.



    @davper

    Is this what you are looking for…

    Yes, that is also EXACTLY what I was looking for. Anything you would change on it?

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #267466
    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    There are all kinds of tables and different ideas on Google .

    Thanks! Some great ideas their as well!

    I really like the sacrificial inserts

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #267501
    davper
    Pro

    @thedude306

    I would like an easy way to do vertical stock drill. Like in the included photo. I think I would also like a closer t-track to aid in clamping down material.

    2 of these came from Shopnotes magazine and the other, I believe came from wood magazine.

    I am not a pro. But I play one at home.

    I am just here for l-boxx porn.

    #267505

    PI_Woodworker
    That is exactly what I am looking at! Thanks for that link.

    Good, I was hoping that was it. They give you measuring tapes to add to the top of the tracks which makes them really nice to use once calibrated.

    #267508
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Some really nice table options there, I would like something for vertical type drilling too. I think that would be a must if I’m going to build a table

    #267527
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Lee Valley has sold this one for years, which to me says a lot about how people must be satisfied with it.

    http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=63315&cat=1,240,41060

    I keep meaning to build my own, but never seem to find the time for that shop add-on. I just may buy the LV one before much longer. I included a couple photos of the LV one from their website below along with some pics also of my DP set up. Basically the last thing left is a real proper table add-on. For now I use a vicegrip hold down clamp that actually is a lot more efficient than it sounds.

    #267827
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Lots of great drill press table options here.
    Doobie that’s a nice rolling set up you’ve got there.

    #267874
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    @Doobie, I have a drill press that looks a lot like yours. I really like that cabinet in back and that shelf that appears to go around the center post. That is a really good idea.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #267930
    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    that fence on the Lee Valley unit is nice because it expands. HMMM

    I tried out my fence for my router table and it worked well. I might make a new one and have it work for both. Or at least could work on both. A high fence and a low fence.

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #268348

    @thedude306
    Hey Brad, sorry! Crazy crazy week. I don’t have a custom table, I was asking you about the torsion idea you have for yours. Heck until I get my Bandsaw, the drill press isn’t even in my future quite yet! I DO use the MFT/3 for all of my assembly and dimensional cutting and I have a couple of cheap 2×4 work tables I built, one for a large tool box, one for sitting and staring at small stuff as I contemplate the very nuances of our universe (not- truthfully maybe having a Sam Adams Cold Snap) and a couple of tables for my DW745 and my Dewalt planer. I want to build the table you have (torsion box idea) or something very similar as opposed to buying another MFT as 1- they are really expensive and 2- not too stable without the leg supports. I will try to post a picture of my work shop tomorrow, it’s coming along really great right now. I haven’t been able to work down there the last four days because of some work emergencies and the weather. We’ve gotten hammered quite a bit all week

    #269900
    Toolshead
    Pro
    In the Rice Fields, South TX

    Here a picture of the bottom.

    I’m re-re-reading some older posts. Is it that we’re never satisfied, DP tables are easy to build or modify, or there are always better ideas?


    @IT_WoodGuy
    – I like the way you attached the woodworking table to the original. Your indexing tabs are a good idea.
    I was concerned about my table bowing over time (materials choice), I didn’t want countersunk bolts from the top, and I wanted dust collection.
    That was all solved by putting a 20x18x4 inch divided box underneath the table. It also added a ton of weight since I used some high density 1″ laminated particle board I’ve got a bunch of.
    Now I’m trying to incorporate some of the ideas I’m seeing here into a re-design. I’ve learned that 48″x25″ is a lot bigger than I need. I haven’t seen any measurements posted on what people find most useful – and what they’ve learned is too large or small for their application. I think 36″ inches wide may be more useful for mine, and a few inches more shallow.
    Thanks to all for their ideas.

    #275099

    Sorry for the delay in responding. I have had this table for almost a year now and it is still working good for me. The indexing pins in the mount really work nice. One issue I do have is with long stock. Because may table is not clamped down in any way longer stock does make it rock. But that is a good reminder to me to go get one of my stands and work safe not fast. The table is 30″x18″. That is a good size for me. I added a smaller fence. It is just a piece of 3/4″ oak with a couple of “t” bolts to ride in the tracks. I seem to use this fence more often that the big one. I use another small piece as a stop. See pix. Another addition is the Drill press cabinet I added. It make a great place to store all of bits and accessories.

    #275100

    Re-Attaching the pictures

    #275627
    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    @IT_WoodGuy

    thanks for the pictures. I really like the cart underneath. I need to get on this.

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #275661
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    @IT WoodGuy, looks like a very nice well laid out shop you have there.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #329222
    Toolshead
    Pro
    In the Rice Fields, South TX

    … I’ve learned that 48″x25″ is a lot bigger than I need. …

    First experimental chop.
    Next comes table depth and the fence but I’ve got to remove T-track on both. Eventually a rebuild once I like the size.
    The little cubbyhole underneath just blocks off an area behind for the dust collection chamber and is where I store the sacrificial inserts.

    #329261
    svensshutters
    Pro
    Colorado Springs, CO

    I’m glad this thread was bumped back up. There are some great tables here and good ideas. I threw together a quick and simple one as a trial and error endeavor. I’ll try to get some pictures this afternoon.

    #329289
    Doobie
    Moderator

    … I’ve learned that 48″x25″ is a lot bigger than I need. …

    First experimental chop.
    Next comes table depth and the fence but I’ve got to remove T-track on both. Eventually a rebuild once I like the size.
    The little cubbyhole underneath just blocks off an area behind for the dust collection chamber and is where I store the sacrificial inserts.

    I highly recommend that you replace those old style toggle clamps with the newer style that came out a few years ago that are auto adjusting. You will love them!

    #329317
    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    I’m glad this thread was bumped back up. There are some great tables here and good ideas. I threw together a quick and simple one as a trial and error endeavor. I’ll try to get some pictures this afternoon.

    I agree, I’ve been slacking on this because the one I have works but it’s not the greatest. I ordered up some tracks and clamps for this. Hopefully I will get it done just after seeding.

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

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