Hi, I recorded this short video about how it is made and I am gonna show you its main features. I'll start disassembling it so you can see inside.
Photo2- This is the adjustable guide that I can block using two carriage bolts to avoid it from turning when tighten the knobs.
Photo3- Removing this screw we can see how this four bolts are holding the drill press to the base, made of MDF.
Photo4- The table is made with an HPL panel, also known as Trespa. It is a compact board made of phenolic resins and wood fibers, it is so strong and durable. Although, you can use plywood instead.
Step 1: Testing
I am gonna make some tests to show you how it works.
Photo1- First thin I have to do is adjust the relative height and then the drill depth. With the bit touching the piece, reset the knob to 0.
Photo2- Select the desired depth, 10mm in my case.
Photo3- And lock it.
Photo4- Adjust the guide and make the drill.
Photo5- I am gonna make now a deeper drill using two clamps to hold the piece to the guide. It is so useful to make large drills safely.
Photo6- Finally, I have also adapted it to use as sanding station with this sanding drums. This way I can easily sand curve parts.
Photo7- And also use it as thickness planner.
Photo8- I'm finishing making the plans and I will let a link here, so you can download them for free.