Drill Press

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Introduction: Drill Press

Drill press I made to hold my hand drill........

Step 1: Mount to Table

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

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

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

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

Step 4: More Pictures


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    23 Comments

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    john1a
    john1a

    7 years ago on Introduction

    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...

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    spylock
    spylock

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Nice piece,a working conversation piece.Great job.

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    Mexicoman
    Mexicoman

    8 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    SIRJAMES09
    SIRJAMES09

    9 years ago on Step 4

    instead of using a clamp or 2, what about "U" shaped ins with a locking key of some kind...it would be just as safe but you could seperate the drill from the press faster....

    again, just a thought...

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    SIRJAMES09
    SIRJAMES09

    9 years ago on Step 2

    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...

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    glorybe
    glorybe

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Z.K.
    Z.K.

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Nice instructable though it could use a step by step approach.

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    pdeboer
    pdeboer

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    busupholstery
    busupholstery

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    It's plugged into a power strip with switch on side of table.......so I just lock it on and use the power strip switch.........

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    barneytomb
    barneytomb

    11 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    pmartinez
    pmartinez

    11 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    cephalopoid
    cephalopoid

    11 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    mrmath
    mrmath

    11 years ago on Introduction

    How much did you spend on making this?

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    busupholstery
    busupholstery

    11 years ago on Introduction

    O.K.......I took off the aluminum slides and installed two 8" drawer slides between the boards.........works much better......very solid..........