|Project by BusterB||posted 11-02-2013 11:45 PM||2524 views||0 times favorited||19 comments|
Answer: Sell it in a yard sale and go buy a really good one!!!! lol
If you are not interested in going to quite that extreme yet, you could try building an adjustable drill press table to make it work a little bit better until you can pick up that Powermatic or Jet. Built this one out of 3/4 plywood I salvaged out of my tablesaw cart. I slotted the fence and table which allows me to adjust the fence from the support post all the way over to the chuck. This could have been accomplished by just slotting the table but my quality control department was asleep at the wheel and didnt stop me when I slotted the fence base thinking it would give me the travel I wanted. Had a long talk with Barney the shop dog (head quality control official) about this and based on his response I am thinking he really isnt likely to improve anytime soon. Oh well, I tried.
I also posted a couple of pics of my Shop Notes shop stool build. I saw the plans in last months magizine and pretty much dismissed it. After seeing a couple of the cool builds that were posted on here, I revisited it and tossed one together out of some more of that TS stand 3/4 plywood and the salvaged casters. Once I tried it out, am thinking it may see quite a bit of use after all. May have to retire that cement block I usually use when working close to the floor….lol Still gotta find me some of those cool ring handles and no David (bluekingfisher) I will not be stenciling the “No Step” warning on it…lol
-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)