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Project by Jackietreehorn posted 03-25-2013 04:11 AM 1667 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My old man had this rockwell drill press sitting around that he wasn’t using. Whoever had it before him had welded the base so it didn’t have a flat top to it. I ended up building a bigger table with t-track to hold my work pieces with removable side extensions. Since this sits on a bench thats already a bit high I made the extensions removable for normal small part drilling, but they’re nice to have if doing a cabinet door or something big.

Aside from getting out wrenches, this press also doesn’t have a way to lower and raise it easily. I got to thinkng and came up with a rudimentary lift system. I picked up some patio door rollers and some steel cable and got to work. It’s kind of ugly, but actually works really well and now I have a nice little drill press area.

-- www.nobleprojects.blogspot.com





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eddie

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#1 posted 03-25-2013 06:18 AM

looks great too

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#2 posted 03-25-2013 06:50 AM

It looks really slick. Is that a finish on there or is that a laminate?

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#3 posted 03-25-2013 11:59 AM

Looks great!
I really like the lift. My DP also doesn’t have a crank/R&P for hieght adjustment. I may need to borrow your idea.

Have you any more pictures of the lift mechanism??? Thanks.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 03-25-2013 12:03 PM

That’s bout the shiniest DP table I ever saw. Great thinking on the table riser.

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#5 posted 03-26-2013 12:01 AM

Awesome. If it could only stay that shiny.

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#6 posted 03-26-2013 01:24 AM

Nice!

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#7 posted 03-26-2013 04:24 AM

Thanks guys, the shiny formica was left over from my death star wall art, I figured why scrap the small ieces if I could find a use for them.
@ diyholic, here’s some more of the mechanism, one pic of where I was using wire to test the overall idea, and one of the sketchup I drew to make sure I was in the realm of making sense of it.

-- www.nobleprojects.blogspot.com

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