Lets turn that drill press into a pro buffing station..transformers!!!!

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Forum topic by XBIGJIMX posted 05-11-2014 02:48 AM 2677 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-11-2014 02:48 AM

Topic tags/keywords: drill press finishing

So anyway I have this Craftsman Drill press I was given, but I already had a floor drill press. So i posted it on Craigs list but after a month no takers what to do with it. Well I was half asleep and the thought popped in my head ..”Hey why not make it the buffing station you need”. So I said well that a damn fine idea…..

Here is the starting point.

So the only thing I bought was the wheels and this from Grizzly

After pulling it apart and tossing the extra parts I was left with the motor , pulleys, belt, and stand.

So i started off adding some extensions so I would have some clearance from the stand so I don’t accidentally bump into what ever i was buffing. So I grabbed some scrap Cherry and Maple. I cut em to the size needed and angled the edges with a hand plane.

Now I was really interested int he pulleys because I wanted the ability to adjust speed. Cause when doing finishing slow is always good. Now the first issue was the I.D. was to small to fit the arbor. So I am to cheap to buy the correct size so lets mod this sucker out. To the Lathe! So I bored it out to fit and then drilled out and tapped 3 set screws in the first hub.

Next Plugged the countersunk screws with Walnut and added a few coats of Tung Oil. And made a box for the switch out of maple and wired that.

Now with everything bolted in. I added the wheels and made some washers/stiffeners out of some end grain cutting board scraps. And boom one professional buffing machine with adjustable speeds

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#1 posted 05-11-2014 02:57 AM

That is really cool. really good thinking

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#2 posted 05-11-2014 03:33 AM

Very nice project. Curious what u will use a buffing stain for.

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#3 posted 05-11-2014 03:37 AM

Polishing out Guitars. Its so much easier to move the guitar then the hand buffer

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#4 posted 05-11-2014 01:25 PM

Clever idea and good job!

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#5 posted 05-12-2014 06:13 AM

Very COOL Idea!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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