At last, it was the turn for this project, which is useful not only to improve the efficiency of the drill press, but to achieve safe operations.
Since I changed the old drill press, almost a year ago, I knew I should also renew the drill press table, but there were always other projects to make. However, this waiting period (and planning) served to gather several ideas. I did what many of us do: in a virtual folder, I placed lots of pictures of drill press tables, both commercial and homemade models, found in digital magazines, forums, web sites, etc., dedicated to carpentry. Likewise, I created a board on Pinterest, (https://es.pinterest.com/morsa00/ww-drill-press-table/), which was a great help to concentrate and keep at hand links to related topics.
The table (45 x 30 cm.) was made with three layers, a top 1/4" melamine (leftover), a core formed by 1" slats pine (reuse), and a bottom layer 1/4" macocel (reuse). The two T-tracks serve to set the rear fence both as the material to work.
The bottom layer of macocel has a cut that fits snugly the drill metal table; a screw through the table (arrow) and a wing nut secures position of the auxiliary table.
The table-elevation crank needs an extension in order to surpass the table. It was made with an aluminum pipe (reuse) with a 17/32” I.D. in one end, and a 17/32” O.D. in the other end (arrow shows transition point). A support bracket, attached to the bottom of the table, stabilizes the extended handle.
The top melamine layer has a hollow, 3 x 4 ", to place sacrifice inserts and sanding inserts.
The rear fence features a homemade T-track and a stop block.
At T-tracks in the table and the rear fence can be placed various implements for fixing material: hold down clamps, toggle clamps, etc. In Oversize material it is possible to use fast acting clamps in the edge of the table.
A leftover t-track placed at the bottom of the table serves to keep these clamps at hand.
PD. My thanks and appreciation to all the people who shared their work and ideas.