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Drill press I made to hold my hand drill........
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Step 1: Mount to table

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I used 1- 3/4" pipe, one piece 6", one piece 9", one corner angle, and two flanges.......Just bolted to table and slider board......

Step 2: Slide mechcanism

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The aluminum tracks are from a picture frame........the boards are 7"X9".........I used popsicle sticks for spacers........

Step 3: Measurements.........

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The slide boards are both 7X9" the back one mounted vertically and the front one mounted horizontally.......

Step 4: More pictures

john1a8 months ago

I am gonna make a miniature replica of this (with a 6-12V motor as spindle) for PCB drilling. I 'll maybe add a laser to point where exactly the drill will land...

spylock1 year ago

Nice piece,a working conversation piece.Great job.

Mexicoman2 years ago
Not to knock your project, which is sort of neat, but there are used craftsman drill presses available used for as low as $80 on the net. They are good stuff, durable accurate, and very versatile. I found mine for $40 and it needed the gear piece on the side of the stand that raised the table. I found one used for $10. Up to you, but sometimes there is little savings to build a wobbly wood drill press. I know, I did the same in 1958.
bjkayani2 years ago
wanna know how sturdy and firm it is....actually??
hosseinkh2 years ago
Realy Nice Idea . Goodjob
shazni3 years ago
how do you drill at an angle?
SIRJAMES093 years ago
instead of using a clamp or 2, what about "U" shaped ins with a locking key of some would be just as safe but you could seperate the drill from the press faster....

again, just a thought...
SIRJAMES093 years ago
there is also a type of roller balls that can be screwed/nailed in between the boards to make them slide...these roller balls would last forever where as the wood will eventually wear out...

Just a thought...
glorybe3 years ago
This is one of the better home built presses that I have seen. You did a great design job although I have a thing for larger diameter pipes in relation to flexing.
5STARGBLOOD3 years ago
Eye Poker3 years ago
How accurate is the drill?
Z.K.4 years ago
Nice instructable though it could use a step by step approach.
pdeboer4 years ago
Did you add an electrical switch? Or do you lock the drill on when you are ready? That seems awkward, but maybe it's not a big deal.
busupholstery (author)  pdeboer4 years ago
It's plugged into a power strip with switch on side of I just lock it on and use the power strip switch.........
barneytomb4 years ago
Very nice, I'm definitely adding this to my mobile shop along with my Beer box lathe, and table saw attachment for my power saw.
pmartinez4 years ago
This is great, thanks can't wait to start building it. I'm planning to add a 45degree mobility. if it comes out fine, I'll post it.
cephalopoid4 years ago
I'm sorry, but I just don't seem to follow how I could make one myself. Yours looks nice, but where and how and why are you mounting what material to what? This instructable needs some more text.
mrmath4 years ago
How much did you spend on making this?
busupholstery (author)  mrmath4 years ago
busupholstery (author) 4 years ago
O.K.......I took off the aluminum slides and installed two 8" drawer slides between the much better......very solid..........
DIY Dave4 years ago
Cool, I think I'll make one.

Diego E4 years ago
Awesome response to lack resources and space.
Thank you very much.
nickodemus4 years ago
Nice work!