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    engineer steve's Tools
    Quote Originally Posted by olderdan View Post
    Nice work Steve.
    I too have very basic bench drill (RECORD) which I inherited, I have made a few mods for milling non ferrous metals with an old XY table. The main limitations were the Jacobs taper chuck mounting and the flimsy tubular column. I replaced the column with a solid one and after removing the chuck drilled and reamed the end to take end mills. The next problem was being able to lower the head down to the table for rigidity, easily fixed by cutting away part of the belt guard and fitting a stop collar to the column. Then a fine feed was made for the quill together with a quill lock.
    I mainly use it for coordinate drilling but a decent quill as your design would improve matters and thanks for the drawings.
    Replacing the column is definitely a future plan for me as well, your solution for lowering the head is a good one!

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