So, some of you helped me decide on a new drill press, and some others of you watched me build a workbench for my nascent garage-corner woodshop. Drilling the through holes in the bench 4x4 legs was a pain without a woodworking table on the drill. I slapped together a quick, disposable one to get through the job, but right then I decided designing and building a proper drill press table would be the next project. I got the initial idea from a variety of y/t videos, and merged the stuff I liked. It's about 1/3 complete, so I'll post what I have, and then it'll be day by day updates after that. The person who might find these threads most useful is someone new to woodworking (like me), who has very few decent tools (like me). Before I forget, I LOVE this Grizzly G7943! OK, here's the design I drew in SketchUp. Different colors so I can keep track of the main pieces, and the drill chuck is centered on the blue Y-axis. Parts consist of 3/4" AC plywood for the top, sub-top, and bottom, back, and for the drawer frame verticals. Also drawer false fronts. 1/2" plywood for the drawer sides, front, rear. 1/4" plywood for the drawer bottoms. I've got three Incra T-Track Plus's, the kind with the scale on them. Two for the fence, and one ON the fence, for a stop. I can also toss a clamp or two in any of these tracks. Notice that the fence T-bolts run up through a slot, not a hole. This will allow the fence to be angled, for any reason. I'm not sure why I might want this, but it seemed easy to add. The table attaches to the cast iron table with four 1/2" machine bolts, slotted into the table's X-shaped T-Tracks. Since there are no through holes in the cast iron table, the sub-top (cyan color) will be counterbored for the nuts. The nuts will be covered by the upper-top, and accessible through the sacrificial square. The table is a generous 18" x 30", and the drawers are roughly 18" deep by 3" high and 7" wide. I don't have pictures of the boring part. Since my table saw is a little piece of crap Makita, I break up full sheets of plywood with a circular saw and cutting guide. Once the pieces are more manageable, I'll do rips on the table saw. I've never done any cross-cutting on it, though. But I need to, especially if these drawer parts are going to have any consistency. Problem is the dumb saw has non-standard miter slots. So, first thing I did was make a cross-cut sled: 3/4" MDF body, a scrap-but-straight piece of 1/2" plywood acting as a hanger against the side of the saw deck. I wanted it shallow (1/2") because the edge of the table isn't square. It tapers outward at the bottom. Dumb. The fence stops short of the width of the body simply because that's all I had handy. Close enough. The picture shows a stop set to cut drawer backs and fronts. I had to sand the old gray paint on the table, because nothing slides very well. If I keep using this, I'm gonna wax the table, and the edge. I say "if", because I already have my eye on a Grizzly G0690 or G1023RL. Toss up. Problem is how to get the 500 lb beast from lift-gated "curb service", 225 feet down my driveway and into my garage / shop. I digress, but jeez, I can't stop thinking about having one of these. My saw is SO CRAPPY, and sooner or later it's gonna take off an arm. That's my self-justification. It's a life-saving thing I cut all the drawer pieces, and next I needed to rout a dado for the 1/4" drawer bottom to slide in. Sure wish I had a router table. That's one of the upcoming projects on my list, but for today, I made this: Once that was completed, the dado cutting went very fast.