Easy-To-Build Drill Press Table
In just one weekend, you can transform your drill press into a more versatile woodworking tool.
The drill press is an essential woodworking tool. But the cast iron table found on most drill presses is a reminder that this tool was originally designed for machinists. Fortunately, a few simple modifications can turn a drill press into a precision woodworking machine. The first thing to add is a large worksurface. This makes it easy to work with longer workpieces. And the top should be made from a material that won't damage your drill bits like the cast-iron table can. Another important feature is a fence to keep your workpiece in position when drilling. The one on this table has a straightforward design that's easy to build. This project won't take long to complete, but will surely pay off each time you use your drill press.
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- 5 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 12 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Materials list
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.
All of the information that you need to build our plans can be found in the standard plan. However, if you want even more granular detail to make your job easier, you should consider our premium plans. These come with additional shop diagrams that we drew when creating the prototypes. Shop drawings are not available for every plan.