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Forum topic by Lee Barker posted 05-28-2012 07:09 PM 1097 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lee Barker

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05-28-2012 07:09 PM

I keep an auxiliary table on the DP always, sometimes adding specific tables over it. Raising and lowering the table is an annoying knucklebuster:

It looks to me—non machinist that I am—like an extension axle could be made that would put the crank outboard enough to make my right hand smile.

Had the problem? Come up with a solution?

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"


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Bobmedic

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#1 posted 05-28-2012 07:41 PM

This one I found would suit my needs because I have a similar drill press

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#2 posted 05-28-2012 08:40 PM

Would you be able to adapt a handWHEEL like those used on tablesaws? That way, you could keep your hand to the rear of the table.

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#3 posted 05-28-2012 08:43 PM

I used to just have the wife turn my crank but now since she is my ex I am kinda stumped…..

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#4 posted 05-28-2012 09:20 PM

I wish I could find the link again , but this guy made a stub shaft that was turned by his cordless drill as needed , eliminating the crank handle.

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#5 posted 05-28-2012 09:25 PM

Why not just put spacer blocks between the DP table and the added table to clear the crank?

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#6 posted 05-28-2012 10:51 PM

Wow! Bob, that is a cool set up. I knew there was a reason I hadn’t replaced mine, now I have one.

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#7 posted 05-29-2012 12:30 AM

After digging through a few boxes of Delta parts I found one(The whole elevating mechanism) that was built on a 45 degree angle to the back of the table. B’leive it came from a DP350. Won’t work on a floor model though. Only on a benchtop.

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#8 posted 05-29-2012 01:32 AM

I used a coupling, a short piece of all-thread, then a set of nuts to secure the hand wheel. I drilled out and pinned the coupling to the drill and the all-thread so that it would not come loose. I had to grins a slot and use a key on the hand wheel.

It works well for me.

Cheers!

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#9 posted 05-29-2012 01:39 AM

I minimize the need to raise and lower the table, as much as I can. I use blocks to set stuff on, when practical.

I am similarly lazy when it comes to changing speeds, I just leave it somewhere in the middle, unless I need to drill big holes in steel.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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Danpaddles

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#10 posted 05-29-2012 01:42 AM

I minimize the need to raise and lower the table, as much as I can. I use blocks to set stuff on, when practical.

I am similarly lazy when it comes to changing speeds, I just leave it somewhere in the middle, unless I need to drill big holes in steel.

or just do this-

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/26578

-- Dan V. in Indy

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Lee Barker

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#11 posted 05-29-2012 09:39 PM

And the winnah is…...

dhazelton!

Coupla pieces of 1” MDF and there you have it.

And going for an extra base on an infield hit, I found a piece of tubing, chrome yet, that slipped right over the handle. 6” long. I added a crutch tip on the end.

My knuckles are very happy, and all 8 of them thank you for your input on this question.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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