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    joans new baby drill press

    hi all

    just a small gloat for joan .....i found her a baby craftsman 8" drill press to drill out her pen blanks and other stuff. the table was rusted pretty bad and the colum a little . but a little oxisolve and a little elbow grease and i think its gonna be a keeper oh yeah heres the best part ... 25 bucks

    gee you think i shoulda told her first ????
    what are you building today ??

    GRIZZLY

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    Gotta love that sweat-equity.

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    Sweet find, and a great price. Congrats Joan (and well done, Griz).
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    Looks like brand new... Super price, and a nice press.

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    i used to have one like that. congrats Joan!
    -Ned

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    Great deal Joan, you're on your way!

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    I'll be watching to see how you drill pen blanks on this drill press. I am sure you know a better way to do it than I did. I used to have the small Sears drill-press that was also a spindle sander. I couldn't figure out how to have enough quill travel to do the job.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart Leetch View Post
    I'll be watching to see how you drill pen blanks on this drill press. I am sure you know a better way to do it than I did. I used to have the small Sears drill-press that was also a spindle sander. I couldn't figure out how to have enough quill travel to do the job.
    Yep, I had a Chiwanese one with the same problem, that is one of the main reasons I got Kermit, the quil travel on the toy DP was not enough.

    Still, for $25, not bad at all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart Leetch View Post
    I'll be watching to see how you drill pen blanks on this drill press. I am sure you know a better way to do it than I did. I used to have the small Sears drill-press that was also a spindle sander. I couldn't figure out how to have enough quill travel to do the job.
    My drill press doen't have enough quill travel for most pen blanks, but I simply drill partway, stop the drill press, raise the bit up a ways, put a piece of 1/2" plywood under the vise, and finish the hole. I'd rather have a longer travel, but I make do OK with mine (cheapie Delta Shopmaster).
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    I purchased the 4 jaw machine lathe style little chuck for my lathe from Grizzly & bore them at the lathe it real nice to do the work all a the lathe. I used to draw the cross on the ends of the blank to line the brad point drill up with but even quit doing that because even if its off a little it isn't enough to worry about.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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