|Project by woodcox||posted 01-14-2014 09:46 PM||2847 views||32 times favorited||6 comments|
I purchased Stumpy’s plans for this before the holidays which subsequently led me to buy a floor model drill press. I already had a benchtop DP but capacity was lacking. This is the most experience with using ply I have to date and I learned a lot. I used a good circular saw to dimension the parts because I can’t rely on my cheap table saw for accuracy. It was very time consuming to do it like that but the results are rewarding. I finally have the means to drill efficiently and set up is a breeze. I really like his fence idea and it works great. I still need to drill the dust collection ports, especially when I actually get a dust collector ;) I turned the lock knob from maple on my little drill press as I don’t own a lathe yet. I did modify the plan on the fly a little. I added a spacer between the DP table top to lift it up for better access to the height adjustment crank. I added more storage underneath for larger items. Most noteworthy is a recess in the fence for chuck clearance when using small bits in close quarters. Overall I am very happy with his design and recommend it highly. Thank you for looking and stay safe out there.
Some build pics…
-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.