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Project by lilredweldingrod posted 09-11-2011 05:23 AM 3920 views 6 times favorited 84 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built the drill press table and the more I looked at it the more it looked naked. lol Then because I had drills scattered and drum sanders else where, I decided to add drawers for the necessary accessories that go with the drill press. This is what I came up with.

Then when i tried to adjust the height of this heavy monster, I knew I was in trouble. If you notice the scissor jack on the base, this works great. I found this and my 1/2” air impact will raise this like nothing. lol To bad these old drill press did not come with the rack and pinion set up for height adjustment. BUT my way is much faster and less effort. lol

I hope you like it, but if you see any improvement to make it more convenient to use fire away.





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Brett

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#1 posted 09-11-2011 05:27 AM

Looks go to me. I think it’s a great idea. I didn’t even think about the adjusting height thing until you mentioned it. It sounds like you came up with a solution that works.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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lilredweldingrod

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#2 posted 09-11-2011 05:53 AM

Hey Brett, yeah, I’ve had that old jack hanging around in the way for years. I finally found a use for it. Now it is indispensable. lol

I just remembered that I have an old 12volt electric over hydraulic unit from an old Maxom 2000 lb lift gate. that might work even better. lol I better add two D batteries. lol Only have to charge them every two years. lol

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 09-11-2011 06:04 AM

Looks good from here Rand. Do you set a 2×4 on the jack when it comes time for raising and lowering?

-- "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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#4 posted 09-11-2011 06:08 AM

Actually, Bob, I used an adjustable jack stand and spun her up with my impact wrench. That way I can balance everything. and I use the jack to raise and lower the head as well. I love these old DP’s. They have more places to adjust things than to new stuff.

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#5 posted 09-11-2011 06:15 AM

That’s a great designed and built, practical addition. Rand, you have excelled with this one.
Oooooh Love it.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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lilredweldingrod

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#6 posted 09-11-2011 07:06 AM

Roger, thank you for the high praise. Next project is to get you out for a visit so we can make one for your DP. I only hope you don’t have as much trouble traveling as I do.lol Give our best wishes to the family.

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sgtq

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#7 posted 09-11-2011 07:10 AM

looks like its going to be alot of fun to use

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#8 posted 09-11-2011 07:26 AM

Hey Rand, credit is where it’s due, you made that old drill press into an awesome tool with your project.
I have been doing much better lately and I am shedding some of my ailments one at a time and have actually spent a couple of days in the shop last week. I intend to get to the shop again this week and see what I can do, looking forward to that so much. I had a good report on this clinical trial for cancer last month where they seem to think that the treatments are actually doing some good – a great boost to my morale. Anyway I feel better than I have ever been this year and I’m dying to post a project.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Jim Bertelson

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#9 posted 09-11-2011 08:12 AM

Gadzooks, now you are going to have to repaint the DP…...........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Brit

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#10 posted 09-11-2011 09:18 AM

The simplest solutions are often the best Rand. Nice work!

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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patron

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#11 posted 09-11-2011 09:56 AM

well maybe you better paint me stupid

i see a floor drill
(nice one too)

i see a nice table
with drawers

i see a jack sitting
on the base of the floor drill

where does it go
how does it work

do you sit on the jack
and raise yourself
to work the drill

do you put the jack on the table
and jack under the drill
to lower the table

better paint me twice
i don’t get it

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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clieb91

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#12 posted 09-11-2011 02:59 PM

Nice set up, that is one serious drill press table. Good solution for the height adjustment as well.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Ken90712

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#13 posted 09-11-2011 03:07 PM

Well done! Looks great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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rsladdwoodworks

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#14 posted 09-11-2011 03:48 PM

that is on my need to do list looks good nice jop

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 09-11-2011 04:12 PM

Hi Rand;

Quite a handy looking drill press table.

Nice work.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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