After creating a PCB, I wanted to drill the holes without fear of breaking the fragile drill bits. This drill press consists of four door hinges and some lengths of wood. Attaching the drill to the drill press proved to be the biggest challenge!
I take no credit for the design - I am simply posting the information for others to share.
Note that the drill pivots slightly as it lowers, but this should not be a problem for thin material (such as PCB's).
And a big thank you to Ken for the original idea
Step 1: Gather Materials
The frame consists of
- back support
- two arms
- front piece
- four hinges
The wood I chose was from an Ikea shelf system, approx 18mm (3/4") thick, and 90mm (3 1/2") wide. I had several candidates for the wood, but chose this because it was slightly wider than the hinges, and also sturdy.
I guessed the sizes, making the base longer than the arms. Approximate sizes are:
base - 450mm (18")
back - 270mm (10 1/2")
arms - 310mm (12")
front - 90mm (3 1/2")