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    Sand cast part for Rockwell drill press

    I bought a Rockwell drill press from a school and it came without the collar for the depth stop. I cut one out of Styrofoam with my homemade ( of course ) hot wire cutter, buried it in sand and poured in the recycled aluminum with my homemade crucible etc. Later I faced off the sides with my homemade lathe,drilled and tapped a hole for the threaded adjuster made from ready rod and installed the two set screws.

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    Jon (Apr 5, 2015), kbalch (Apr 6, 2015), Paul Jones (Apr 4, 2015)

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    Great job. It's handy to be able to cast parts.

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    Nice job on the collar. Nothing beats homemade parts made with homemade tools.

    Al

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    Thanks Manitoba Man! I've added your Drill Press Depth Stop to our Forging and Casting category, as well as to your builder page: Manitoba Man's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    I'm impressed with your skill in casting and then machining the parts you need.

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    Nive work which is the perfect example of a self-made accessory from scap to usable piece.



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