LumberJocks

Drill Press Tramming Jig

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Stephenw posted 03-31-2012 02:07 PM 1325 reads 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this jig to adjust the drill press table perpendicular to the quill.

 
 

A dial indicator is bolted to the jig and it is chucked into the drill press. Zero the indicator on one side of the table. Next, rotate the chuck by hand and check the other side. If the table is perfectly adjusted, the indicator will remain at zero. If an adjustment is needed, move the table half the difference, zero the indicator, and check again. The table can also be checked front to rear, but usually this can only be adjusted with shims.

-- http://www.garagebulletin.com/



5 comments so far

View Dallas's profile

Dallas

2925 posts in 1145 days


#1 posted 03-31-2012 02:09 PM

Now That’s as handy as a pocket on a shirt!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

14947 posts in 1846 days


#2 posted 03-31-2012 02:17 PM

Very nice set up tool. I need to make one of these. Thx for sharing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View Woodwrecker's profile

Woodwrecker

3611 posts in 2233 days


#3 posted 03-31-2012 02:19 PM

Very useful item for the shop.
Thank you for sharing.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin. ~ Eugene F. Ware

View Charles Maxwell's profile

Charles Maxwell

960 posts in 2465 days


#4 posted 03-31-2012 04:50 PM

Now that’s useful. Thanks!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

View GrandpaLen's profile

GrandpaLen

1519 posts in 930 days


#5 posted 03-31-2012 04:51 PM

Very clever. Thanks for posting, this should be on the Market.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase