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Thread: Drill Press - Drilling large hole over small hole or vise-versa

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    Drill Press - Drilling large hole over small hole or vise-versa

    Good day

    I have very simple Drill Press (DP) actually, the basic one that you have to turn left-right to change the table height.

    Sometimes, when I'm cutting wheels / knobs / circles with Hole Saw I get the 6mm (1/4") hole at the center but than, I want to drill larger hole for a T-nut or other reason.

    The problem is that, I have to change the drill bit that is not always possible without moving the table down first (especially if the next drill bit is longer).

    But, after changing the drill bit, I have to return the table to exactly the same point as it was before so the large hole will be drilled at the same center like the small one...

    So, here is how I solved this problem...very Lo-Tech method but it works for me...

    Merry Christmas
    niki























































































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    Niki:
    I always look forward to your posts. You have some ingenious solutions for the shop. Thank you for sharing.

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    Another simple yet useful bunch of ideas. Thanks for posting, Niki.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    Niki, you are singlehandedly making a large increase to the value of our Jigs and Fixtures forum. I'm sure that many members will be browsing it frequently for your inovations. Thanks yet again.
    Cheers, Frank

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    Thank you so much for your kind words

    Frank
    I do hope that many members, especially the amateurs like me, will have look at the posts...

    I'm not sure if they will make them but at least, they can get some general ideas that will save them money and work safely...

    I don't care so much about the number of "Replies" as I care for the numbers of "View"...lets face it, sometimes, there is nothing to "Reply" to except "looks good", "nice" or alike...

    Marry Christmas
    niki

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    Niki,
    You have some fantastic ideas. Thanks a lot for them. Question what program do you use to make your tutorials?

    Chuck

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    Thank you Chuck

    I'm using the Faststone Image Viewer 3.4
    http://www.faststone.org/

    I'm using also the Capture and the Photo Resizer

    Marry Christmas
    niki

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    Niki,
    Thank you for the info.

    Chuck

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