Nine times out of ten, you don’t need a drill press table but it sure would be nice for that one time. Because it’s use is so limited I wanted to keep the design/build simple, no frills. Also mounting needed to be quick and easy.

Step 1: Table Material:

The table itself well be two pieces of ¾” plywood laminated together. I just so happen to have some scrap plywood already doubled up in the shop from a pervious project so it was just a matter of cutting out a 15” by 18” rectangle on the table saw. The size is really just personal taste, I just wanted something as small as I could get away with to make it easy to store away.

Step 2: Table Mounting

To mount the homemade table to the drill press table as easy as possible I decided to make a ¼” deep recess the exact same size as my drill press table. This should keep the table from moving around from left to right. I used my CNC router to do this because my two pieces of plywood were already laminated together but you could cut the circle out with a jig saw before laminating the two pieces together.

Step 3: Installing Keys

To keep the table from rotating I decided to make a couple of keys the same size as the slots in my drill press table I then could glue and screw them right to the under side of my homemade table.

Step 4: Edge Banding

To clean up the edges, I used some ¾” maple for edge banding.

Step 5: Adding T-track

I then could cut two dados for some T-track. This will be used for the fence as well as hold down clamps if needed. I installed the T track using screws.

Step 6: Waste Insert

I then cut out a 3/16” deep recess using my dado stack right in the middle of my table. The recess is 3” wide and will be use for a MDF waste insert.

Step 7: Making Inserts

I already had a bunch of scrap MDF so I went ahead and cut a whole bunch of inserts by ripping them 3" wide making sure they are a tight fit in the recess.

Step 8: Fence

he fence couldn’t be easier, its just two pieces of ¾” plywood laminated together and cut to 2” wide. I then could mark the location of my T-tracks and drill corresponding holes.

Step 9: Stop Block

You could also add some T-track on the fence front if you want, I didn’t have any left and didn’t really feel it was necessary as I could just clamp a block onto the fence for a stop.

Step 10: Adding Chamfer

Finally i added a chamfer to the back so I can still rise the table without hitting my knuckles:)

Probably the best feature about this table is how easy it is to take on and off. I love how quick and easy it was to build and also how easy it is to store away when not in use.

<p>It is so nice that I don't think I could dare to use it. Thanks for the post. </p>
<p>Super !</p>
<p>Thanks! I'v always wanted something that made consistent edge distance holes and you've solved all the head scratching :) The only thing I might add is dowl pins on 1/2&quot; centers so that strips can be quickly butted at cordinal distances. </p>
<p>Awesome simple solution! I follow your Youtube channel as well. Thanks for this!</p>
<p>very nice=</p>
<p>Great job. On the way out to pick up some track, because after looking at my drill press table, I deserve an upgrade. Thanks man.</p>
<p>Nice job. Really like the mobility.</p>
<p>Very nice build.</p><p>I made mine without considering adjusting the table height and have to rotate the table left to do so, then square it back up to use. I built a design that incorporates a fence that grips the table edges as opposed to t-tracks. As there is seldom much stress on the fence, it works fine.</p><p>I also like the sacrificial stop approach you used. Mine is 1/4&quot; hardboard but the 1/2&quot; MDF would allow a larger dove-tail approach to capture it.</p><p>Good technique, great Instructable. &quot;Good Job!&quot;</p>
<p>Super pour les espaces restrains les tracks permettent de stabiliser et de faire du travail de pr&eacute;cision. Le dessus serait avantageusement fait de bambou.</p>
<p>that was awesome. need to build one just like your's. </p>
<p>This came out really nice. I like how you seated it on the table. </p><p>I'm a fan of the whole scrap block and a clamp too. It's versatile and doesn't fill up with chips. And it doesn't take any more time to set up than a fixed stop. </p><p>Have you had issues with chips in the T-track on your older version, or this one? That's the main reason I've never used it on my drill press table. </p>
there's always that 1 in 5 chance when the job catches and breaks your wrist, or that 1 in 3 when the bed doesn't rotate to a suitable position to drill through the bed slots, I reckon you've just solved my 2 biggest bug bears in drill presses, packing and securing the job. and in a cheap replaceable, yet reusable system. well done ???
Very nice!

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