For this project I decided to use 3/4” Birch plywood. I figured out my measurements and began cutting the plywood to size. I cut 2 identical pieces of plywood for the table. This way, I could laminate them together to provide for an extra sturdy surface. I noted the location of the drill press column shaft and handle adjuster on the plywood pieces. I then cut out notches for those items into my plywood. Once done, I glued the pieces of plywood together.

I then attached a 2” wide x 3/4” piece of solid Maple edge banding around the table. This provides for a more finished look on the project. Next, I routered out a 3/4” wide groove on the left and right sides of the table at the back to allow for the T-track to be accepted. I installed the t-track in place and assembled a fence. The fence is also 3/4” Birch plywood that I built with basically butt-joints with extra support blocks. I noted the hole locations in the fence and drill those out to allow for the t-track bolts to come through the bottom.

The last step of this project was to pre-drill and install some threaded inserts into the bottom of the table to allow bolts to go through the bottom of the existing drill press table and into my new wooden table to hold it in place. I gave everything a quick sanding and this project was complete!

 1601819251494-YVJ1IVDC88EDKL9MIJ6M Drill Press Table