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Update for my old 1944 Walker/Turner drill press

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Project by lilredweldingrod posted 09-03-2011 07:38 AM 3429 views 1 time favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have finally out grown the small Harbor Freight drill press table I have been using for the last 3 1/2 years. The T-tracks had pulled out due to only having #6-3/8 flat head screws keeping them in. And the MDF was splitting in the middle too. Here is what it looked like.

http://lumberjocks.com/assets/pictures/projects/239919-97x65.jpg?1315027749

I had some 3/4 melamine on hand so it was elected to do the job. I cut two sections and glued them together.

http://lumberjocks.com/assets/pictures/projects/239920-97x65.jpg?1315027925

Then I squared and re squared the blank to a finished size of 32×15 1/2. Routed the slots for the T-tracks and installed them with #6-1” screws. I them trimmed it in red oak leaving the back open to be able to change the three fences I have ade for the prill press and router tables.

http://lumberjocks.com/assets/pictures/projects/239914-97x65.jpg?1315027418

And here we are with two of the aluminum fences, a low one and a taller one. I’m already working on the design for the next generation table to replace this one.





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 09-03-2011 08:28 AM

Looks like a nice job from here Rand!! ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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lilredweldingrod

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#2 posted 09-03-2011 08:38 AM

I’m reworking my router fences as well so I can use them to suck up the mess as I go. I’m making all my fences to interchange with the DP, BS and the router tables.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 09-03-2011 09:20 AM

I do that too, make as many things as I can universal ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Wiggy

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#4 posted 09-03-2011 10:01 AM

Nice!! Look at all those toys!!! Ha!

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard/Wiggy.. whatever. Washington, State.

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mafe

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#5 posted 09-03-2011 12:27 PM

That is a really nice and big drillpress table.
Plenty of ways for clamping and plenty of room, what more can we ask for?
And what a beautiful old drillpress!
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 09-03-2011 01:15 PM

is there a drillpress behind that Big table ?

like your clamping wall …looks great :-)

take care
Dennis

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 09-03-2011 01:50 PM

Rand, the new table could almost double as a workbench! It is a huge upgrade from the previous one that you had on the dp. And it not only is functional but it also looks pretty darn good as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 09-03-2011 05:53 PM

Pretty cool, Rand. Sooner or later I will upgrade my dp table as well. It is a Sears thing, and not buit the best, but it works. My whole dp set up is a cobbled together, a small Delta, an unused stand for a scroll saw (beefed up) and the Sears table. It deserves a blog, if nothing else, just for the laughs.

In La Conner, lot of DIYing going on as we are still getting this place up to speed.

Later…

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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lilredweldingrod

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#9 posted 09-03-2011 06:05 PM

I don’t know yet, but I hope the wider table will improve clamping etc. The old HF was just too small and the clamps were always fighting the cast work table underneath. But best of all is I can now work at the DP and have my coffee next to me to spill all over the place. lol And Dennis please take note: NO KEYBOARD!! lol Come on over and you can spill all the coffee you want.

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Dennisgrosen

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#10 posted 09-03-2011 06:44 PM

LOL :—))) LOL thank´s Randy if I win the lotto you can Bett a few drooling Vikings for coffee
stand on your doorstepp before you can spell Lumber Jock … :-))
Ok we lieve the broadsword home … don´t worry

take care
Dennis

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lilredweldingrod

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#11 posted 09-03-2011 09:49 PM

Bring the broad swords,Dennis. We want to see the 6:00 news about a bunch of crazy Vikings trying to get their swords past security. lol

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#12 posted 09-04-2011 12:42 AM

naa if you don´t have mjød then its only the rubbermallet that is needed …. LOL
so we ain´t feel us naked :-)
Dennis

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#13 posted 09-04-2011 05:39 AM

you really do have a nice shop rand, but i keep hearing thsat your going to move, does this hard work go with you or are you leaving it behind for the nexr guy,,,

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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lilredweldingrod

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#14 posted 09-04-2011 07:11 AM

Yeah, Grizz. We have to move. I’m trying to stick here for a bit longer, but I haven’t found the right place yet. I can’t believe the scabbed on additions I’ve seen around here. Some one in Building and Safety is sound asleep or taking kick backs to let the sloppy work pass.

I going to use my VA so the place has to be in pretty good shape and proper improvements. Plus I’m hoping for somewhere with a four car garage for a nice large shop. And everything is screwed to the walls so I can take it with me. I won’t anything here when I go.

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Dennisgrosen

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#15 posted 09-04-2011 07:31 AM

why do you want to move from that lovely beach :-)
do the neighbors think you are too noisy …

Dennis

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