|Project by DonH||posted 11-12-2010 12:09 AM||6223 views||27 times favorited||18 comments|
I had recently purchased a new Delta 18 inch drill press but decided to keep my older 17 inch model as a couple of years ago I had made a thickness sander attachment for it. However, I only keep one band saw and a drill press permanently installed in my shop. The other machines are all on mobile bases and I roll them from the “annex” to the main shop as needed.
This drill press had a rather small base for its height and weight so I needed to improve the stance as I added the mobile capability. Everything but the wheels came from my cut-off bins and include Baltic Birch and Ash – all glued and screwed layer by layer. The machine rolls smoothly and is much steadier on its feet. Now I have a readily available and all set up 9 inch thickness sander with excellent dust collection available to roll in to the shop.
-- DonH Orleans Ontario