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  1. #1
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    Drill Press Stand

    I had this drill press on a work bench for many years. Relocation required it having a floor stand. Asthetically I think this turned out really well. Just used angle iron and schedule XX pipe (don't recall rating. 2". I'm not up on those things). One problem is it has just a tad too much flex to it and the press will oscillate a little, it is heavy. So, I do need to add a 1" square tube down bar from the bottom of the plate to the rear legs. oh well.

    I like using angle iron like this for basic legs. I may do this more when needed.
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    Re: Drill Press Stand

    last five.
    I have machine feet under the corners, that's what the welded nuts were for.
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    Re: Drill Press Stand

    Nice work!

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    Re: Drill Press Stand

    ditto on the nice job. is that a german shorthair? Jim

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    Re: Drill Press Stand

    Nice stand, you need to put a cookie sheet under the drill's base.
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    Re: Drill Press Stand

    Quote Originally Posted by jmm03 View Post
    is that a german shorthair?
    uh... 1 of 3....

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    Re: Drill Press Stand

    good looking stand and dogs, what is the second collar?? they sure look contented.

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    Re: Drill Press Stand

    e-fence collars. works unbelievably well. 2 acres and no fence between us and wildlife, but the dogs stay contained.
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    Re: Drill Press Stand

    For the flex just run some 3/8" round stock from the end of each leg up to the drill base.
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    Re: Drill Press Stand

    Quote Originally Posted by y5e06 View Post
    e-fence collars. works unbelievably well. 2 acres and no fence between us and wildlife, but the dogs stay contained.
    http://www.dogwatchaustin.com/
    I was a dealer for Tri-Tronics for many years and used them on all my dogs with near perfect success. UNTIL I wound up with a Coconut Retriever. He gets off on running back and forth across the line.A truly "Sick Puppy"

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    3, that's a handful. I have a mixed rescue. He's getting old and a bit senile, stands there looking out into space until you call him,been a great dog.

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    Re: Drill Press Stand

    Looks great and the pups too. In case you don't know they do make extra heavy nuts and threaded rod couplings.
    A standard 3/8 nut is 9/16" wrench while a extra heavy is 11/16". Just saying.

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    Re: Drill Press Stand

    Quote Originally Posted by BD1 View Post
    Looks great and the pups too. In case you don't know they do make extra heavy nuts and threaded rod couplings.
    A standard 3/8 nut is 9/16" wrench while a extra heavy is 11/16". Just saying.
    Yeah, I had already ordered a few bags of different standard sizes, uncoated. makes using them on various project easy as I don't have to grind off zinc/galv coatings etc. Just hold in place, tack & weld.




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    Re: Drill Press Stand

    Good looking work there. As a newbie welder and backyard hobby guy I’m always looking for ways to improve. I really dig the angle for base support. I’ll have to try that on my next little work stand. thx!
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