Adjustable Drill Press Table

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Project by Phil277 posted 06-17-2017 01:01 PM 1736 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve owned a Shopsmith for about 40 years. Now that I have a fairly complete shop the Shopsmith is primarily used as a drill press. I’ve never liked the way that either the headstock or the table has to be adjusted they are heavy and awkward to adjust. Recently I built a table that is very easy to adjust. The scissor mechanism can be raised or lowered to accommodate material thickness or drill bit length. The table is supported by blocks underneath the top at both ends. I also made a round replaceable insert.

-- The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. From a sign on a surfer bar in So. Calif.

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#1 posted 06-17-2017 03:27 PM

This is a nice modification on this Shopsmith since it is primarily used for drilling functions.

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#2 posted 06-17-2017 07:58 PM

Interesting project, you got me to thinking again!!!
Love them SS’s

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#3 posted 06-18-2017 12:55 AM

Started on a shop Smith. Great way to start.

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#4 posted 06-18-2017 01:47 AM

Humm Looks like Ted spelt merkre!

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