Believe it or not, you can actually make the table you want if you
have a lathe to turn the central hub. I have a drill press at my plant
that had the production type table with "T" slots and no center hole
for the drill to escape into. Turned up a hub to fit the drill press
table holder with a flange on top to tap for the top plate. I cheated
and used an aluminum disk I got at a machine shop yard sale. It used
to be a sacraficial face plate for a large lathe. Has many tapped and
untapped holed. I used 4 screws to hold the plate to the hub. Been
working fine for years and so far no one using it has complained.
You could find a a circular plate somewhere, or get one cut from steel
Otherwise, find an old junked drill press with the table you want and
Yes, I work for UCB (administrative staff) but I do not have any contact
with the machine shop. Since this is for home use, I cannot use university
resouces for personal use.
So, is there any one in the area (East bay, Berkeley region) who can turn me
a hub that will fit my press and better yet -- include the plate? I'll post
the diameter in another entry. Thank you.
I bet if you asked, there is at least one member of the news group in your
area that would love to make a hub for you and possible cut out a top piece
for you. Why don't you ask the group if there is someone in the area that
would be willing to help.
I see you are associated somehow with UCB. Isn't there someone there with
shop access that could work with you to make what you need?
--- From: Dennis Leong
Subject: Re: delta drill press table
To: co firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 12:38 PM
Thank you for the suggestions. Unfortunately I don't have a lathe. Mightbe
economical to have a machine shop turn a hub for me as I do have roundsteel
plate laying around. "silveragemarvel" wrote in
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