Drill Press Mobile Base

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Project by Scott posted 11-15-2017 12:42 PM 836 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this drill press mobile base over the weekend. I used some wheels I bought from the Orange Box Store and disassembled them to add a way to lock the wheels. I put a t-nut underneath the caster housing, drilled a hole through the housing, screwed in a carriage bolt and then reassembled the wheel on. I made some wooden knobs with a lock nut embedded into it and then. I used another lock nut and washer to fix the wooden knob to the carriage bolt so when you turn the knob, the bolt turns.

I know I’m not reinventing the wheel on this project, but I haven’t seen anyone who has used a wheel lock like this so I figured I’d share.

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#1 posted 11-15-2017 01:48 PM

Pretty clever. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 11-15-2017 02:43 PM

This will be a great addition to your shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 11-16-2017 05:12 PM

Well done…great idea…..Is it very tippy at all? Mine is sort of tippy without any wheels at all.

-- Mike

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#4 posted 11-17-2017 02:21 PM

Floor model drill presses are very top heavy by design. It is a little tippy, but not bad in my opinion. I wanted to keep the base as narrow as possible as I plan on adding a mobile storage cabinet which will ride over it.

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