|Project by Jackietreehorn||posted 03-25-2013 04:11 AM||1653 views||5 times favorited||7 comments|
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.