Friday, June 4, 2010

Drill Press Table and Tool Box Cabinet

I have the need for a Drill Press Table larger than the usual table supplied, so I set about checking out many ideas via the Woodwork Forum and Google. I settled on using 25mm Melamine for the table and fence, T-track and hold downs  from McJings . As can be seen in the photo of the rear of the fence I have left a tail of T-track overhanging, this is so the lock down for the fence will not reduce the amount of table. I have to make the fence lock downs brackets. Then I only need to secure the T-track and seal the edging and its finished, when it stops raining long enough it shall be done.



I was able to pick up some FREE 18mm MDF sheet 1800x1000 from another Woodwork forumite (thanks Scott & Geoff). I had cut it to size using my Triton Mk3 but it needs a major tune up to be square. Alan came to the rescue and completed the Cabinet the back is 6mm ply, mitred corners with a biscuit, while the over hang edge is rebated.

The overhang will house my square and hacksaws, 80mm wheels fitted. Again Alan many thanks. Missed it again the photo opportunity, a man in a tie and office attire doing woodwork. Have not seen that since I was a young lad. I only need to now coat and seal it. At a later stage draws will be fitted.

2 comments:

  1. Hello,

    after attempting to accurately drill a sheet of 3/8" plywood on my new drill press I quickly decided that I needed a similar table. Would love to see an update to the project and more large scale pictures.

    Thank you,

    DH

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  2. DH Things have progressed but not as far as I'd like or enough to show the progress at this stage. Other things have taken the fore. I will as soon as possible finish the additional table and post the update. Mean while can I suggest you check out
    This link for a friends http://www.woodworkforums.com/f44/drill-press-table-119567/

    And this friends also http://www.woodworkforums.com/f11/filler-melamine-board-122267/

    Ray

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