Drill Press Table (AW)

Drill Press Table

By Tom Caspar

Standard drill press tables may be
fine for metalworking, but they sure
are frustrating to use in a woodshop.
Attaching a fence with woodworking
clamps is a pain in the neck; finding a
clean backer board can be a real challenge;
and building a contraption for
your sanding drum makes you wonder,
isn’t there a better drill press table out
there somewhere?

Sure there is, if you don’t mind
spending some serious money. You
could shell out the dough to order a
drill press table from a catalog and add
more dough to buy all the accessories
designed for it. Ouch!

We’ve kicked around lots of ideas in
the AW workshop and designed a topnotch
drill press table you can make in a
few hours for far less money. The materials
are simple and probably already in
your shop. You don’t need to buy any
fancy metal hardware, clamps or knobs.
Joinery is equally easy, but you will need
a dado blade for your tablesaw.

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This story originally appeared in American Woodworker April 2001, issue #86.