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  • Touching up a drill press table..

    Came out of a school - we couldn't make it perfect. Got rid of the whole saw marks though. Took off about .035"

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  • #2
    So you used a huge industrial machine costing MANY thousands of dollars to salvage a $150 drill press?.... . I SALUTE YOU! ! ! !

    It's cool and all and it came out great. But I'm not sure that many of us will be able to duplicate this sort of work.

    Do you have any pictures of the machine that was used? I'm guessing it's a BIG horizontal mill. Is that the case?
    Chilliwack BC, Canada

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    • #3
      Lol - I fit right in....

      It is a K&T Milwaukee Matic IIIb.. Around the first NC machines.. We converted it to linuxcnc a few years ago. It is my favorite machine to use..

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      • #4
        The underside of a DP table is usually left as cast. What was your process for getting the table surface parallel to the machine tombstone?
        Last edited by reggie_obe; 10-04-2021, 01:50 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by reggie_obe View Post
          The underside of a DP table is usulaly left as cast. What was your process for getting the table surface square to the machine tombstone?
          Looks like he used the column as his reference.

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          • #6
            Exactly...

            Originally posted by oxford View Post

            Looks like he used the column as his reference.

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            • #7
              Did you find the table out of wack in reference to the column? If so how much?

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              • #8
                Dad mounted it on the mill. said it wasn't too bad - the first cut of .010" was a pretty consistent through the whole table.

                (it is more than good enough for a drill press... )

                Originally posted by oxford View Post
                Did you find the table out of wack in reference to the column? If so how much?
                Last edited by skunkworks; 10-04-2021, 09:19 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by skunkworks View Post
                  Dad mounted it on the mill. said it wasn't too bad - the first cut of .010" was a pretty consistent through the whole table.

                  (it is more than good enough for a drill press... )

                  I take it that table doesn't tilt left to right, just rotates around the column.

                  JL...............

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                  • #10
                    I figured from the opening post that the goal was to remove the nasty ring from someone that ran a hole saw deeper then they were supposed to. Basically a cleanup since even the hole saw cut would not have caused any issues for use as a drill press.

                    I love the mill ! ! ! ! It would take up at least half of my garage shop. So it's not for me. But it's pretty darn cool! !
                    Chilliwack BC, Canada

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                    • #11
                      No - the table doesn't tilt... Funny story - that is why I bought this drill press - it had the rear tilting table and it fit my drill press... (only reason I bought it)

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                      Originally posted by JoeLee View Post
                      I take it that table doesn't tilt left to right, just rotates around the column.

                      JL...............

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                      • #12
                        We found the mill in a junk yard in the mid 80's. We built a 40'X40' extention onto the building for these.. We actually had 2 K&T's but ended up using one for parts.. This machine uses the concrete (2ft thick pour) to connect the upright to the table.. Tramming was fun

                        Originally posted by BCRider View Post
                        I love the mill ! ! ! ! It would take up at least half of my garage shop. So it's not for me. But it's pretty darn cool! !

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                        • #13
                          I have always been looking out for an EB - kinda the little brother of ours..

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                          • #14
                            Here is a recent picture of the K&T...

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                            • #15
                              I had a feeling this was the drill press you had mounted on the mill in the first pic. How’s that skinny belt holding up? I have the same press that see minimal use but I think of upgrading to a proper sized belt one day.

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