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Another view of the drill-press table. Here I'm cutting pocket holes in a table apron.
Despite the fact that your drill press is designed mostly for poking holes in sheet metal, it has many uses in a woodshop. It’s a mortiser, a spindle sander, it bores huge holes, and – of course – drills holes at perfect right angles to the table. Because the table on most drill presses is designed for metalworking, it’s hardly suited for these tasks. So I built this add-on table with features that will turn your drill press into a far friendlier machine:
ROUT THE GROOVE The grooves for the T-slot track allow the fence to be used left-to-right and front-to-back on the table to take advantage of the built-in tilting feature of the existing table.
First, a fence that slides forwards and backwards as well as left and right on either side of the quill. This last feature also uses the drill press’ tilting table feature with the auxiliary table for angled drilling.