Drill press gloat

Okay, its not the highest end gloat, but a guy I work with asked me if I wanted a drill press. He wanted to free up space in his shed and he hadn't used it in 10 years. Its a 12" 12 speed AMT benchtop with a 3/4 HP motor. Its damned heavier and bigger than I thought it would be, but its quiet, solid, in great condition, and rust free (Dallas isn't very humid) He tossed in an XY vise and a 10 piece set of cheap Forstners. He was going to give it to me free, but I wrote him a check for $40 for his trouble.
This is my first drill press, now I just have to figure out what to do with it :)
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On 15 Jul 2004 10:47:54 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@kreusch.com (Jay) wrote:

make some holes <G>
oh, and You Suck.
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On 15 Jul 2004 10:47:54 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@kreusch.com (Jay) wrote:

You'll use it more than you think, and there's all kinds of attachments and accessories to consider. Big and heavy is good, unless you got to move the thing.
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It was a tool I acquired early on. Use it on most every project. A couple of magazines have had how-to articles on making an extended table with T- slots for holding stops and clamps. You want at a minimum a fence of some sort. You can make on out of a couple of pieces of wood at an angle.
Simple fixtures like that make it easy to locate a hole in multiple pieces and accurately hit the same spot every time.
Get a set of Forstner bits. Good ones are expensive. I bought a cheap set up to 1". Now I'm starting to replace the most used one with higher quality bits, but I still have the wood case to store them. Ed
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On the forstner bit angle, I got a really nice set of carbide tipped Freud ones from internationaltool.com, great price, well worth the money I paid at the time, very durable. No affiliation, just a good experience.
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<snip> (Dallas isn't very humid) <snip>
Oh my word... Compared to What ? The Ocean bottom ?!!?? :-) I've sat in less-humid steam rooms at the Gym :-)
Right now, in Phoenix, the RH is way high at 16% -- and it's nigh-on soggy! It's an actual 110F but the heat index is only 106F. (Dallas, in contrast, is at a remarkable low of 40%, but it's a c-o-l-d 94F with a heat index of 97F.)
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Sorry, I guess it is relative. I grew up in Boston, went to school in New Orleans, and lived in Lafayette, LA and Houston before moving to Dallas.
Dallas doesn't seem that humid to me :)
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