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Offline ear3

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Re: Nova Voyager Drill Press
« Reply #240 on: August 03, 2019, 04:32 PM »
Brilliant job @Jiggy Joiner .  Can you provide some additional info on the hand wheel crank?  That looks like a great solution.
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Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Nova Voyager Drill Press
« Reply #241 on: August 03, 2019, 05:29 PM »
Thanks Edward, the wheel is aluminium, 120mm diameter (4-1/2”) It came with a 12mm centre hole, so I drilled it out to 14mm, then drilled the side of the boss, and tapped an M6 thread to take the original lock screw and nut from the crank handle.

It works well, the table needs a little lift with my other hand whilst cranking, for elevating. That could be from the extra weight of the additional table though? Lowering is easy, just the one hand.

I would like to source a steel wheel, and I think up to 5” diameter would be ok, depending on the table design.
The thing with a 4” to 4-1/2” wheel though, would allow for a deeper table to wrap around the pillar more.

I worked out how big I needed my table to be before starting, and it’s so far been more than big enough.

I was going to use the table from my old press but, it needed a fair bit of modifying, so I decided to just start from scratch but, glad I did now.

Offline ear3

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Re: Nova Voyager Drill Press
« Reply #242 on: August 04, 2019, 08:38 AM »
Lol, I also started to type a question about how you got you managed to modify your DP with such a monster 12" quill travel -- and then I realized where you were writing from.

Thanks Edward, the wheel is aluminium, 120mm diameter (4-1/2”) It came with a 12mm centre hole, so I drilled it out to 14mm, then drilled the side of the boss, and tapped an M6 thread to take the original lock screw and nut from the crank handle.

It works well, the table needs a little lift with my other hand whilst cranking, for elevating. That could be from the extra weight of the additional table though? Lowering is easy, just the one hand.

I would like to source a steel wheel, and I think up to 5” diameter would be ok, depending on the table design.
The thing with a 4” to 4-1/2” wheel though, would allow for a deeper table to wrap around the pillar more.

I worked out how big I needed my table to be before starting, and it’s so far been more than big enough.

I was going to use the table from my old press but, it needed a fair bit of modifying, so I decided to just start from scratch but, glad I did now.
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Nova Voyager Drill Press
« Reply #243 on: August 04, 2019, 10:15 AM »

I would like to source a steel wheel, and I think up to 5” diameter would be ok, depending on the table design.
The thing with a 4” to 4-1/2” wheel though, would allow for a deeper table to wrap around the pillar more.


Jiggy...FWIW...when it comes to tooling components such as drill bushings, spring plungers or hand wheels these are my go-to people.

Jergens:
http://www.jergensinc.com/Handwheels-Handles-x20-And-x20-Knobs

Carr-Lane:
https://www.carrlane.com/en-us/product/handles-knobs-screw-clamps/hand-wheels

Winco:
https://www.jwwinco.com/en-us/products/1.3-Adjusting-with-handwheels-and-cranks

Kipp:
https://www.kipp.com/gb/en/Products/Operating-parts-standard-elements/Handwheels-crank-handles-position-indicators.html

McMaster:
https://www.mcmaster.com/hand-wheels

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Nova Voyager Drill Press
« Reply #244 on: August 04, 2019, 01:12 PM »
@ear3  lol Edward, imagine having that kind of quill travel!  [blink] [big grin]

@Cheese Thank you very much Cheese, I was struggling to find a decent one, I rang an engineering company who had one but, wouldn’t post, they were 150 miles away. The one I bought was clearance stock at an Axminster branch, so I’ll study those links.
Many thanks.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Nova Voyager Drill Press
« Reply #245 on: August 04, 2019, 01:56 PM »
That kind of quill travel...



Between the on axis movement of both the table and quill support you can drill a hole about 3 feet deep. Now in storage in Jersey City.

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Nova Voyager Drill Press
« Reply #246 on: August 04, 2019, 02:29 PM »
Wow! What’s the runout like on that machine Michael?

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Nova Voyager Drill Press
« Reply #247 on: August 04, 2019, 03:48 PM »
Wow! What’s the runout like on that machine Michael?

Never measured, but could probably check it with a grade school ruler.

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Nova Voyager Drill Press
« Reply #248 on: August 04, 2019, 04:26 PM »
Yeah, I love the old presses, we still have an old Fobco that runs well, I think it’s older than me?
They knew how to build them in those days.  [thumbs up]

Re: Nova Voyager Drill Press
« Reply #249 on: August 05, 2019, 08:05 AM »
All I know about the Voyager is that I absolutely love mine!