That's right, I got myself a drill press. Picked it up off of Craigslist, it's an old Delta Rockwell.
Based on the serial number it's likely an early 70s model. You can see that the base is pretty crudded up. Also the cord on it was totally without insulation and the wiring inside from the switch to the motor was hard as a rock and brittle. I replaced all of that.
Here you can see the post cleaned up a good deal and the base top leveled further and of course the beige. I did a lot of work on the bottom plate with a file. The slots had a lot of flashing and the surface was very pitted and uneven. There is still of course some pitting and I could work it down further, but it's going to be a functional press I'm not aiming for total perfection here by any means.