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Drill Press Cabinet and restoration of a 1950's Rockwell DP

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Project by hjt posted 06-23-2018 12:02 PM 3621 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The complete story of this project can be found in my blog, which includes lots of photos. My thanks to fellow Lumber Jock Brad, of Fix This Build That, and all the videos I watched over and over.

The project not only involved building the cabinet, but also a subtle restore of this 1950’s Rockwell-Homecraft drill press


Squaring the cabinet


Installing the door fronts


Before


After


Ready for use.

Please visit the five piece Blog for the full journey

-- Harold





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 06-23-2018 01:32 PM

This is a very nice drill press table and you have done a fine job on it. That is also a fine drill press.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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groland

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#2 posted 06-23-2018 02:26 PM

Beautiful job!

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Woodknack

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#3 posted 06-23-2018 09:07 PM

Nice work on both.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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robscastle

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#4 posted 06-23-2018 10:52 PM

Htl is now to be known as Cahsa,
Being the Certified and Approved Homecraft Service Agent for the Melbourne, Fl area.

as a reward extend your left or right arm out horizontally palm uppermost fingers out, swing back vigoursly 180 degrees three times, (or more if you feel inclined)

-- Regards Rob

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 06-24-2018 02:06 AM



Htl is now to be known as Cahsa,
Being the Certified and Approved Homecraft Service Agent for the Melbourne, Fl area.

as a reward extend your left or right arm out horizontally palm uppermost fingers out, swing back vigoursly 180 degrees three times, (or more if you feel inclined)

- robscastle

ROFL

Nice looking cabinet, and the refurb on the DP looks great!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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OhhCrap

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#6 posted 06-24-2018 08:34 PM

Nice Refurb job. They are great drill presses. Well worth the effort to clean up.

-- Quality: There is hardly anything in the world that some men cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price are this man’s lawful prey.

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Rick

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#7 posted 06-25-2018 01:19 AM

Very Nice & Well Done Harold!

-- Your Assertiveness Training Is Beginning To Interfere With My Anger Management!

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hjt

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#8 posted 06-25-2018 06:28 PM

Thanks every one.

Thanks Rob for the honors!!

-- Harold

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fixthisbuildthat

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#9 posted 06-27-2018 03:15 PM

Looks great, Harold! I am about to start in on a drill press stand of my own!

-- http://FixThisBuildThat.com - Projects, Plans, and Tools

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hjt

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#10 posted 06-28-2018 01:29 AM

I look forward to seeing your drill press project, Brad. Thanks for all your help.

-- Harold

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