DmURdoCk101, I'm glad this worked out for you. But like I said here and in another thread I'd rather use hand tools than the drill press milling mod.
There's an older thread on what I did to modify my own drill press.
For anyone that is considering modifying a drill press....
What about the time and knowledge needed to get the drill press modified to do this work? It took me a lot of running around and trying things. And in the end it still sucked. I had the stuff needed to do milling jobs but didn't bother using it except in the most desparate of circumstances because it was such a pain. I used hand tools instead. And it's not about time either. In most, if not all, of the cases where I chose hand tools over the drill press milling I did it faster and just as accuratley. I've done a lot of this over the years and picked up the skills thru practice and reading. But we all have to start somewhere...
Here's some of the reasons why I don't like the drill press table milling machine mod....
The drill press and x-y tables don't have any or don't have usable indexing numbers on the feed screws. This makes it impossible to do any sort of accurate work. If you need to take off 4 thou there's no way to set that level of cut accurately other than by good luck.
Many drill presses do not have a method of pinching the quill to lock it in place. These just use a locking collar on the handle assembly to limit depth of drilling. THis means the quill is free to wiggle in the head of the machine and that leads to a LOT Of chatter and very poor quality cuts. I ended up drilling and tapping my own drill press so I could use two jam screws to hold it. But it was still a chatterbox. The quill bearings and shaft in a drill press are far smaller than on even a small milling machine. This means they have play and flex that are impossible to control. This only shows up in side loading and interrupted cuts found in milling.
There ARE some x-y tables with these indicator dials but a table like that costs as much as the small milling machines or close to it. And that still doesn't give you an accurate control on the depth of cut.
My advice to anyone that really wants to mill using a machine and thinks they want to do this as a hobby on it's own right is to jump right in and get one of the proper setups as indicated in the first few posts of this thread.
SO what to do if you only want to do a one time job here and there? Frankly I would say that you're better off to buy some good hand tools and learn a few simple skills. Get some aluminium electrical conduit and use that to practice on. Once you can do nice work then jump into your body mods. My drill press milling experience has shown me that it's far better to spend an hour at LAYING OUT, then drilling and hacksawing and finally filing and sanding than it is to try to use the drill press mod. Note the caps on that "LAYING OUT" part. Properly laying out fine ink lines or scribed scratch lines to cut to is a very important part of hand work. There's books at the library about basic shop skills for laying out and hand tool techniques. Maybe it's time to tear ourselves away from the Internet and check out the local library.