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I've seen lots of fancy drill press tables for large drill presses but never anything for the small bench top presses. I decided to take it upon myself to design and build my own. It looks very similar to the big ones and I've used some of ideas that looked like they would fit a small table. I use it on my 9" Delta,
Here's what you'll need:
Mark the center of the table on the back 16" side. Mark 1" in and drill a 2" hole. This will be to clear around the post of the drill press.
Mark the centers of the T-slots 3 1/2" in from each side.
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Set your dado to 1/2" deep. To make setting the height easy I use a Combination Square and Height Gage.
Set the height gage to the T-track and then transfer that setting to the dado blade.
Place the table onto your drill press and square it up.
Cut the stiffeners to fit between the previous mark and the edge of the table. Mine were 10" X 4 5/8".
Cut the T-track to fit into the slots on the table. Drill and countersink holes in the T-track.
Now we'll build the fence.
Mount the bases onto the table with the T-bolts in the T-tracks. Glue and screw the bases flush to the fence.
I made a cutout in the center of the table so that I can use a drum sander bit on my drill and go below flush. First find the center of the table by installing it on the drill press and marking the center with a drill bit.
Using a 2" Forstner bit drill 1/2" into the center of the table.
Drill a 1 1/2" hole through the center of the table.
As you can see in the picture of the fence I made a stop that goes on the front of the fence.
That's about it. We hope you liked this project. If you build it and your friends ask where you got such a clever idea, please tell them that you got it at RunnerDuck.com.
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