The Nova voyager drill press is an expensive item, so deserves to be made the most of to justify the expense. And it is surprising how often a drill press gets involved in making all kinds of furniture or other wooden stuff – not just the drilling but the sanding …. and I wonder what else?
As there seems to be a number of Nova drill press users here in the forum, I wonder if we could share our various accessory-modes that illustrate various ways to use these fine machines?
Myself, I’ve so far made a basic MDF + plywood table to go on top of the metal table, mounted on the Nova fence. The Nova fence attaches the wooden table to the metal table but allows the whole thing to be slid back & forth; or even rotated somewhat. The wooden table caters to various hold-downs, an adjustable-position dust extraction hose, as well as a removable insert to prevent underside break-out of drilled wooden parts.
Pics are attached. I’ve tried to minimize the amount of T-track inset in the table for mounting hold-downs of various kinds, to those areas that a table I used on my previous drill press stand revealed as the only T-track actually used. The whole thing dismounts from the Nova fence and table via four flush-head bolts going through the backboard into T-nuts sliding in the Nova fence’s T-track.
One issue is that the Nova fence length-stop can no longer get down to table-top level, as the backboard prevents it. I’ll be making a new further-articulated arm from rock maple to replace the Nova aluminium arm.
Next, a drum sanding addition.
Can I persuade any other drill press accessorisers out there to post a pic or three of their drill press additions – Nova or other drill press brands?