I felt just like Stu for a while yesterday. I had this great idea only it wasn't so great. Sort of was a bad idea actually. Then I didn't feel like Stu any more.
Looking at the Mortisers and just not happy with spending $300 to get a good one. Keep looking a the drill presses thinking/wishing/hoping I could just dedicate one of them. Looked at the Delta and was thinking about just buying a x-y vice for it and a mortising attachment. But I was concerned about the table moving under a load. Then I looked at the base and thought " I can attach the vice to the base! Get rid of the table and just lower the head down the column" Genius idea and dirt cheap. If it doesn't work out I just put the Drill Press back together.
Of course, after a while I saw some flaws in my plan. 2" of travel on the spindle. No good way to raise the head for taller pieces, ....Then I felt kind of STUpid.
It felt nice to be Stu for a few minutes anyway,