drill press upgrades

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Project by Ocarp posted 01-31-2015 04:47 AM 2560 views 18 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built myself a little rolling cabinet for my bench-top drill press with two drawers and a shelf to hold all my various bits and pieces that have to do with the tool.

I also built a table top with an adjustible fence and hold downs. I added a 4” removable circle that is 1-1/2” off of centre so that once I drill through my piece, I can just twist the circle for a new clean spot to drill.

-- Geoff

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#1 posted 01-31-2015 02:43 PM

Very nice. Q: How do adjust for 90 degrees vertical drill to the table?

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#2 posted 01-31-2015 03:03 PM

I like that you put the removable piece off center. That’s a great idea. I’ll have to borrow it for my drill press table.

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#3 posted 01-31-2015 10:19 PM

I need to do this great Idea to my drill press. I like your simple but very smart idea to off center the sacrificial center circle. Well thought out and very cool and useful upgrade in all!
Thanks for sharing!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 02-01-2015 03:15 AM

I also commend you for the off center idea for the sacrificial plate. It looks great.

-- Darren... Hmmmm, I got nothin.

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#5 posted 02-01-2015 03:30 AM

Nice, I am building one for my drill press too. I like the adjustable back stop.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 02-01-2015 04:06 AM

clever center blank, nice addition to your drill press, congrats!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#7 posted 03-26-2015 01:55 PM

Looks great and very functional. Thanks for the post.

-- Theo's Grandpa Woodworking

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