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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #24: The most UNIQUE drill press table you've ever seen. Drill, Baby! DRILLLLL!

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Blog entry by StumpyNubs posted 07-29-2012 07:41 PM 2966 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Some homemade jigs just have to be called what they are… stinking amazing. This week we come back from our summer break with a vengance. And the drill press is in our sights once again!

We’ve completed the “Drill Im-press Table” by adding some unique bit storage, and some attachments that allow you to turn spindles, knobs, even pens without a lathe. Add that to the innovative X-Y sliding table and milling features, downdraft dust collection, and the microadjustable positioning capability, and you’re looking at a woodworker’s dream come true.

The best part is, you can build it with just a little hardware and some plywood scraps! And once you try it… well, you’ll see…

After that we talk about getting the biggest bang for your buck in the drill press market, deal with a feud between a 90 year old man and a chicken, and Stumpy puts something up his nose for science.

All that and more, this week on Blue Collar Woodworking.

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Bob Kollman

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#1 posted 07-29-2012 08:04 PM

Very cool drill press attachment!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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StumpyNubs

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#2 posted 07-29-2012 08:31 PM

Thanks, Bob. We’ve been working on this one for a while. I literally love this thing. Seriously, If I was single I’d marry it and briraise a whole family of little drill press tables to give as gifts to the LJ community.

...is that wierd?...

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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crashn

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#3 posted 07-29-2012 08:53 PM

ahhhhhhhhhh, got my fix, thanks stumpy!

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#4 posted 07-29-2012 09:14 PM

Not that I don’t believe EVERYTHING you say, but you didn’t show us any actual “turning” with the drillpress. We need video of some turnings!!! (I’m really just trying to squeeze another video out of you, I’m malnurished.) Also what speed do you recommend? I do love the X-Y Table component with micro-adjustment.

That is some great advice about the “nose plug” dust protection. Did you know, you can even use an athletic cup for face protection from kickbacks and turning blowouts? I highly recommend a new personal cup, as oppossed to borrowing one from a buddy!!!

Enteraining as always my friend!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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StumpyNubs

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#5 posted 07-29-2012 09:25 PM

DIY- I’ll try that athletic suporter idea and get back to you.

As for turning… I have a big lathe and a bunch of tools, but I hardly use them. I was going to do a demo on the drill press, but my tools are dull and I didn’t have time to sharpen them before the deadline. I will do a future episode on it, for sure.

I will be honest… turning is best done on a lathe. But I have seen some great knobs and other small stuff done on drill presses. The Drill press is pretty slow compared to a lathe, so I would put it on the highest setting (depending on the drill press). Just use the same safety rules you would use with a lathe.

Thanks for commenting! I plan on another show next weekend, so stay tuned for your woodworking infotainment!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#6 posted 07-29-2012 09:27 PM

Nose plugs? Face protection? I’m permanently scarred…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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StumpyNubs

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#7 posted 07-29-2012 09:31 PM

After I filmed it I realized I could just use duct tape to cover both my mouth and nose and then I would never have to worry about dust ever again… I may test it on one of the shop slaves next week…

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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boxcarmarty

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#8 posted 07-29-2012 09:35 PM

I’ll finally be able to build my “Drill Im-press Table” and make some extra room in my shop. I’ve been running a little short on space here lately…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Dave

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#9 posted 07-29-2012 09:40 PM

Great one Stumpy. Your sure did pack a lot in a short time. The humor is great and the tools are even better. You are getting better each time. Keep up the good work.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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DIYaholic

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#10 posted 07-29-2012 09:41 PM

Marty,
You short on space? NO WAY! There is plenty between your ears!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Philip

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#11 posted 07-29-2012 10:22 PM

Yay, we’re back!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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Raymond

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#12 posted 07-30-2012 12:00 AM

Great design on the drillpress tabel. I am looking forward to the next episode that sounds so cool.

-- Ray

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#13 posted 07-30-2012 12:06 AM

Good one Stumpy…...love the Na Na Na Boo Boo challenge…...Wouldn’t it be something to see Randy featured….....

Great ideas Stumpy – thanks!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Roger

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#14 posted 07-30-2012 12:30 AM

OMG…............ no you dint, oh no you dint…............ did you say metal drill bits???? in the wood shop…... Oh my !!! LOL jus had ta rag ya a bit bro…... I’ve been helpin meself to quit a few cold ones… hehe

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#15 posted 07-30-2012 01:25 AM

We had a guy nicknamed “Plug” that wore earplugs in his nose all day everyday , to keep from inhaling felt dust.

-- Jeff,

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