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Intro: 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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    john1a

    4 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

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Nice piece,a working conversation piece.Great job.

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    Mexicoman

    5 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

    6 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

    6 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

    7 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.

    7 years ago on Introduction

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

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    pdeboer

    7 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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    busupholsterypdeboer

    Reply 7 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

    7 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

    8 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

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