|Project by kiefer||posted 05-27-2011 04:22 AM||6837 views||14 times favorited||20 comments|
I got my new drill press a while a go and after lifting it on the bench i noticed it was very high and hard to operate at this hight.
After contemplating how to bring it to a good working hight like cutting down the bench and loosing two drawers in the process i decided to cut down the column by six inches and that did the trick. Looking at the result whith a cup of coffe in my hand i thought why not use up the six inch leftover of the column and put a offset into the column to increase the swing from 13” to 21” and called on my buddy the welder to see if he could weld this for me as i was not sure my original design made out of baltic birch ply would be strong enough.
So here is the result and i got my four more inches from the centre of the chuck to the column !
Now my table fits without cutting a slot for the column into the back.