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Drill Press Table Upgrade

This table upgrade is long overdue. Historically, I have just clamped a scrap piece of flat stock onto the steel table and did my best to secure the item to be drilled onto it.

This new table has a few t-tracks to apply various clamps and a fence to support the wood.

Most importantly, the table is now raised and lowered from the front, which allows a few inches in the rear of the table for routed-out tray space to hold the chuck key and bits. There is a magnet embedded on each side to help stop bits from rolling off the table.

The top of the table slides in and out to provide more drilling positions, and the circular backing plate rotates to provide a fresh position.

More tools soon...