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Making a new deep stop
Actually more metal than wood, and no rocket science.

This post is about an upgrade of a low quality drill press, and I post it since someone here on LJ asked me what it was he saw on my drill press, and I can remember who asked… so here is the answer out in the open.



This is what it is, a deep stop.


This is the old one in red plastic.
Why change it?
Because the plastic was so soft that it was really not stopping as it was supposed to.
(you get what you pay for…).


I got a metal plate from an old friend, 10 mm thick.
Drilled two holes in it with a metal cutter and plenty of cutting oil.


Clean up the inside.


Ring will now fit the moving ‘arm’.


Next step is to cut a slice in the big ring.
The inside I cut out will be a part of the final stop.
Also now I add a bolt.


The two rings are sanded flat where they meet, and I hold them in place with nails.
And then weld them together.


With some steel wire I hold the bolt and nut in place to be welded.
The nut on the right is bored out so the bolt can run free inside.


This is what I end up with.


After some sanding of my terrible welding…


And here with the bolt in place.


The chunk goes of the drill press and the stop is test mounted.


Now I thread the hole.


Sand of the end of a threaded rod.


The stop is put together.
Two nuts on the rod make a fixed stop.


This is how it looks when it comes down.


I’m not sure this will be interesting to a lot, but now it’s posted, and my answer is given.

You can see, my original drill press table post here.

Hope it can be to some inspiration,

Best of thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.



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patron

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#1 posted 1048 days ago

well mads
you got your moneys worth
this time

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Brit

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#2 posted 1048 days ago

You never cease to amaze me Mads. Is there nothing you won’t take on? Oh wait, I already know the answer to that question. Great job my friend, it sure beats that horrible red plastic.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Don W

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#3 posted 1048 days ago

Are you sure you want to stop there? Nice improvement.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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mafe

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#4 posted 1048 days ago

Don, next stop is a new drill press…

Andy, laugh, yes I guess there are a few things.
I love your new quote.
In the Danish elevators you can notice a sign saying I FART, in Danish this means IN MOVEMENT meaning the elevator is running, in English I guess you know better than me…

David, yes!!!

Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Brit

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#5 posted 1048 days ago

Funny you should say that Mads, as my client in Humlebaek was telling me the same thing today.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 1048 days ago

Mads, that is a great improvement, I did almost the same thing to mine. Would you like a push button quick nut for your depth adjustment. I have an extra one if that is a 3/8-16 thread. If not, I can send you a threaded rod and some jamb nuts to make it fit?
Being the scale is on metric, I’ll bet the thread is metric. If it is 8 mm I have and extra one of those too!
It looks like 10 mm, just a bit bigger than 3/8”. Let me know. The quick nut makes depth adjustment one handed!

..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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lanwater

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#7 posted 1048 days ago

Well done Mads.

I do not need one but it is nice to see how it is done.

Thanks!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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nobuckle

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#8 posted 1048 days ago

Well done. It’s always cool to see a fellow woodworker working with other materials. As a former toolmaker I can appreciate the time and effort you put into this upgrade. Way to go.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#9 posted 1048 days ago

Hey Mads, There’s no end to imagination, particularly yours! Good job, and practical too.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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SPalm

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#10 posted 1048 days ago

Good job!
It is so cool to watch you work.
And watch your brain work too.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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FreddyS

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#11 posted 1048 days ago

nice upgrade mafe!, I been thinking to get a small welding plant for stuff like this :)

-- Learning one thing at a time

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fernandoindia

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#12 posted 1047 days ago

wow Mads . that´s a cute improvement.

I´ll review all my low quality made stuff

Don´t stop. Well you don´t need such advice anyway—-

-- Back home. Fernando

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mafe

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#13 posted 1047 days ago

Hi guys,
I have been in the forest to breathe the wonderful fresh air, and then a little in the workshop to smell some wood, what more can a man ask for?

Fernando, laugh, yes it is almost a do not buy review, I can add that the power swich now is working by the help of a clamp…

Freddy, I love my little welder, so many things has become possible, so many new ways, it’s a little co2 welder where there are no bottles but it is in the wire.

Steve, smile here, happy to hear it still works, sometimes I doubt it…

Serge, yes no rocket but a fine fix.

Doug, yes welding is not exactly my speciality, but I really enjoy it, I would prefere a bigger shop since I always burn something when I weld, and also some tools dedicated to that, but… we cant have it all, can we? Tool maker, that is cool.

Ian, I hope you will never need it – lol.

Jim, you are so kind. I will send you a mail with the specifications, I would love one of those bolts, to be able to do it one handed would be so cool. I never seen a bolt like that. Thank you my friend, I was looking at St. Jude today and sending a warm thought, he is on my workshop wall, and brings me smiles and hope.

Andy, yes that was funny. Hope you enjoy life, a beer this week?

Best thoughts and a wish for you to have a nice weekend,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Dennisgrosen

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#14 posted 1046 days ago

cool Mads :-)
thank´s for sharing….. I have never seen a holesaw used for metalcutting before …. LOL

take care
Dennis

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mafe

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#15 posted 1045 days ago

Dennis, thank you, it is a metal version, not the woody one it would die in a moment.
Take care buddy,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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