Hello Instructables, I've recently purchased a new bench top drill press. After unboxing it and setting it up I noticed it didn't have a spot for the chuck wrench, so I created my own.
Step 1: Materials Needed
- Drill Press
- Magnet ( I got mine from old hard drives.)
- 5 minute epoxy
- Mixing utensil ( I used a Q-tip.)
- Scrap piece of wood to mix the epoxy on.
Step 2: Determine Where To Mount The Magnet.
Find an Appropriate spot for the magnet so It will not interfere with any moving parts.
Step 3: Mix The Epoxy
Mix the two part epoxy together, Then apply to the magnet.
I should have cut the cotton off the Q-tip beforehand.
Step 4: Add The Magnet.
Quickly add the magnet to the desired area. I used a second magnet to help hold the glued one in place.
Let the epoxy harden, I used 5 minute epoxy.
Step 5: Remove The Extra Magnet.
I let it harden for about 15 minutes before removing the front magnet.
Step 6: Done, Now Add The Chuck Wrench.
Finished I think it will work very well, The hard drive magnet is very strong so the wrench shouldn't come off while drilling.
As Always Thanks for looking.