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#1 posted 03-04-2019 01:23 AM

Dan – good point. I guess that shouldn’t take too long in mild steel. I don’t have a good quality file for that…but that is a solvable problem.

Unfortunately, I’ve run in to a more immediate problem. For my 1st SS, I made a rotating mount for the main upright mount that allows me to turn the unit 90deg in vertical mode, so that the vertical drill press faces a more useful direction in my shop. After the successful carriage motor transplant, I though this part would be easy. And it was, until the very last hole I needed to drill in the base. Hit a weld line that I can’t get through (the details of the base construction are somewhat different between the two). My drill bits just skate right off it that weld. Considering my options now. Try to find a portable magnetic drill press to rent? Or remove the entire beast off the stand and take it to a machine shop? So close…and yet so far.

-- Turning beautiful wood into board at a time --Chris

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