|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 08-14-2014 09:52 PM||2408 views||3 times favorited||14 comments|
This is a little project I have had in the works ever since I got the drill press in the barn. I like to have a place for everything- especially the chuck key because it is small can can get lost so easily. I started with a piece of a scrap sign material ( mahogany over poplar core) and cut out my blank. Then I drilled and counterbored the screw holes for the cap. I cut the cap off, rough cut the hole and then used the spindle sander to round it about 2.340 to fit the drill press post. I added a shot of my quickie router holder for small parts .
It is finished with clear matte spray.
Here are two other additions to that old Craftsman drill press that they through out at the high school because of damage and missing parts:
Quick nut down stop:
And the quill lock. I tapped a hole in the casting for the lock screw:
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!