Hello, Today I show You how i made simple mini drill press, to see it in action look at attached video.
Step 1: Materials
Tools i used:
Step 2: Attack Guides to Main Board
Drill two holes in main board (12 cm distance between holes) and attach guide tubes, the tubes i use have nuts tightly inserted on 1 end so im using machine screw and tightening it with pliers.
Step 3: Drill Holes in Movable Tubes and Attach Them
Mark where holes will be drilled (1st hole 54mm from bottom and 2nd hole 73mm from bottom)
Drill the holes and then drill bigger holes on opposite side (those holes will allow you to attach the tubes)
On block of wood mark and drill holes as shown on photo
Attach tubes to block and test fit
Step 4: Mark Level Lane for a Bracket
Mark two same spots at same height on each end of block and connect them.
Step 5: Mount Bracket
Place steel bracket perfectly on line and mark where holes should be.
Drill holes and attach bracket
Screw spring hook at back side of wooden block
Step 6: Making Circle
Cut circle with hole saw.
Sand rough edges of circle
Make groove for steel wire
Drill hole in the circle to attack handle
Drill hole in right side of wooden block to attach the circle
Use machine screw to attach it
Drill hole for steel wire mounting screw
Step 7: Spring Mount Bar
dowels slide inside of tubes and mount wooden bar on top of them then screw in spring hook
Step 8: Attach Base
Step 9: Install Adjustable Screw and Steel Wire
Drill wire mount exactly under side of circle as shown on photo
Steel wire is 16cm long + folded ~~4cm at each end
Step 10: Glue Rubber Pads on Base
Step 11: Install Spring
I dont have spring strong enough for this project so i used latex tube
Step 12: Finished
Finished press, check the video to see it in action! i hope it will help You to build Your own :)