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Project by Levex posted 03-30-2015 02:26 AM 1244 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently bought an old drill press off of CL and needed a proper stand for it as there’s zero room on my bench. I scrounged the plywood and solid oak scraps from my company’s dumpster, (I work for a millwork shop), and bought new casters and paint. I’d describe this as a ‘quick and dirty’ build as I didn’t spend a ton of time worrying about aesthetics as it’s a piece of shop equipment. Joints used: rabbets and dadoes, screwed and glued. Dimensions are 24W x 26D x 31H, materials used were 3/4” ply, pre-stained red oak trim, and an old laminate counter top cut down to size. It’s very sturdy and mobile and should serve me well. Cheers.





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#1 posted 03-30-2015 06:38 PM

It defies gravity! Is that an Orbit drill press?

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#2 posted 03-30-2015 08:06 PM

The drill press doesn’t defy gravity but my iphone does defy logic. My pics appear sideways after I post them. Any advice on that?
The name on the drill press is Busy Bee. It’s a solid old unit, metal not plastic parts, with no run out that I can notice. It’s been a good addition to my shop.

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#3 posted 03-30-2015 10:08 PM

Phones do that because they store orientation when you take the picture. See my link above. Basically you have to use a program like Irfanview or Picassa to rotate and save. Those programs also allow you to tweak the color. I use both but like Picassa a little better.

I asked about the drill press because it is identical to my 70’s era Orbit, even the metal label on front looks the same from a distance. Orbit was a Taiwan company that sold drill presses to many companies and they were often rebranded. The early Jet drill presses were made by Orbit.

Rotated, cropped, color and contrast tweaked.

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#4 posted 04-05-2015 10:19 PM

Hey Rick, I looked up the Orbit drill press you mentioned and I think you’re right, it really does look like one of theirs. I like it because it’s really solid but I wish it had a depth stop.
Thanks for advice on the pictures. I’ll look it over and try to get better at posting my pics.
Cheers.

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