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Blog entry by Dutchy posted 01-07-2018 04:04 PM 968 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Before I can post a new TIP contribution I first have to explain a little of one of the last “toys” I have purchased. After my old drill stand, inherited from my father, after more than 40 years was worn out it was time for a new one. On the old drill stand I also had a cheap and small far east cross table. A drill stand with a cross table you can say is in essence a milling machine. In woodworking milling machines are not common, but for model building it can be very handy, especially if you are not working with CNC machines. A drill stand has also the possibility to put a router in the 43mm EURO neck.

I bought a new Wabeco complete with a cross table and some other small stuff. I do not want to advertise for Wabeco, but this is in my opinium one of the last solid drill stands with a huge amount of possibilities. It is solid and adjustable to all parts. Maybe hard to get outside the european community, but hopefully interesting enough to view.

Below some picture from (sorry) a bad quality, but when you click on picture 4 there is a link to a PDF catalog.
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In my next TIP blog I will use this stand for making kerfs.


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-- https://dutchypatterns.com/



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bushmaster

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#1 posted 01-07-2018 04:27 PM

Nice little unit. I have a regular metal milling machine, I often use it for wood, but for making models, wheel etc, the metal lathe is very useful. If you ever have the chance to get a small metal lathe you will find it one of your most useful tool for model making.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Dutchy

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#2 posted 01-07-2018 05:23 PM



Nice little unit. I have a regular metal milling machine, I often use it for wood, but for making models, wheel etc, the metal lathe is very useful. If you ever have the chance to get a small metal lathe you will find it one of your most useful tool for model making.

- bushmaster


Thanks Brian. In my small shop I don’t have no space anymore. The benefit of using a wood router is the motor speed. This makes it possible to make wheels as well. Maybe more about this later.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 01-07-2018 07:53 PM

Looks to be a very interesting unit.

Brian can make his own too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 01-07-2018 11:55 PM

And I thought you were clever using only your 10 Dutch fingers…

SOooo... You cheat… and use machinery… and machinery that I cannot get my hands on, to boot (or clog or whatever you dress your feet in)....

Wuz always wondering how you got such precise finishes with your sanding prowess!
The secret’s out… no more tulips for you on mothers day!

PS. I like that unit!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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stefang

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#5 posted 01-11-2018 12:53 PM

This looks like a really useful drill stand, especially for doing models in a small shop. I am using my big drill press and so far have only added a mount for my Dremel as shown below, but I might also put on a mount for my smallest router if I should ever need milling capabilities. Then I would also have to add a cross table. Thanks for posting this as it was a great reminder that I can add milling capabilities to my drill press.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Dutchy

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#6 posted 01-11-2018 02:46 PM

Ducky, maybe hard to get in Australia but as far as I know Wabeco can give you an adres where you can buy there stuf down under.

Mike, that is a very clever idea what you did with your dremel. Maybe I may use this picture in my TIP blog?

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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