After seeing a mini drill press here on Instructables, Idecided to sacrifice a microscope i wasn't using anymore.
Step 1: Procure a Functioning Microscope
This microscope came from the thrift store, so I wasn't too concerned about taking it apart. Plus it didn't allow enough clearance to do micro soldering like I had hoped. However it does have a nice dual speed focuser which will be handy for those precision jobs.
Step 2: Remove Unnecessary Parts
Remove any parts that won't be required for your purposes. Save them if there may be a use later, even if there isn't one you can think of, there may be a use later.
Step 3: Mount Your Dremel/Drill
My dremel was nearly a perfect fit. All I needed to do was jam in a few small allen wrenches to apply pressure to hold the dremel in place.
Step 4: Add a Back Rail
Here I added a small back rail to steady items while drilling. Since its bolted on, removal is easy and quick for those larger pieces.
There you have it, mini Drillpress.
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