Using a table drill-press can be annoying when dealing with fairly long pieces, longer than the limited space found between the bit and the drill-press table.
I could not find a longer tube with the exact diameter of the one which came with the machine (unless you buy in China some tons, produced especially for you…) So, this is what I did: from a drying rack for laundry – or was it a bathroom-sink support? – I salvaged two T-shaped metal frames, and hung them to the wall, above the drill-press. Then I detached the "head" containing the motor and the pulleys and fixed it to the frames, thus gaining valuable 28 cm! A threaded rod connects the base to the top and prevents distortion while drilling and pressing down the bit.
I then re-installed the table-lift previously made, shown here