|Forum topic by MonteCristo||posted 07-02-2012 11:11 PM||1441 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
07-02-2012 11:11 PM
Here are some pictures of the support structure I added to my drill press so I can easily handle long workpieces. For pieces that are only modestly bigger than the table I added one of HTC’s M-128 Drill Press suports
I modified it to rise and fall with the drill press table as clamping it to the drill press column seemed a clumsy way to go.
For long workpieces, I added shelf brackets and standards attached to the wall. The third picture shows how I can get to within 1/4” of level by choosing one of the four standards, each of which is shifted 1/4” relative to its neighbor.
I have a few shims on hand that dial in the last 1/4” and presto bingo I have my long workpiece fully supported and can work on the end or wherever with ease.
If anyone is wondering, I got the standards and shelf brackets from Lee Valley.
If I am being careful I use a level to check the setting of the shelf brackets but it is often not necessary.
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