Mini Drill Press for Free.

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Intro: Mini Drill Press for Free.

 Hi guys, i was moving around bits and bobs of stuff i've gathered a long the years, most parts where from printers, scanners, and fax machines, i got two rails, 3 nylon sliders, add a dremel, some zip ties, i got some wood from an old cupboard that broke, and some springs also found in printers, et voilá, a free mini drill press!

Step 1: Materials/tools

 You will need:

- two steel rails/rods
- some nylon sliders(some printers use copper sliders, it's fine)
- a few zip ties(more zip ties = sturdier)
- a bit of wood, for the base
- springs, the same diameter as the steel sliders(optional, but IMO it looks and performs better with them)
- A dremel tool

- A drill, I used a cordless one...
- Hammer.



Step 2: Drill Your Piece of Wood

 Use a drill bit slightly smaller in diameter than your steel rod.

Step 3: Add the Nylon Sliders to Your Dremel Tool

 Mine had a nice ridge to hold it snuggly.

Step 4: Insert Your Steel Rail

 With a hammer

Step 5: Make Another Hole for Your Second Steel Rod and Fit It in There!

 Then add the springs, and spacers, some may need more, and some may need less spacers, depending on how long/short your dremel is, and the dremel drill bit you're using.

Step 6: Tadaa, You're Done

 It may not be very sturdy, but so far it's been better than no drill press, this is the first version, i'll make another version wich will be sturdier, and better.

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    8 Discussions

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    A very simple idea but great for me to make drill press for my hand drill . Thanhk you for your sharing . vidiati

    Great idea- I wonder if it would be possible to expand the concept to a hand drill?

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    solarvolt

    5 years ago on Step 6

    You gave me a good idea to start my own. Great Job!!

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    silencekilla

    7 years ago on Introduction

    the steel rods like a little bit close to the bit. wouldnt you run into problems if you had to drill a whole in the middle of a 4 inch wide

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    jtobako

    8 years ago on Introduction

    A simple version of the 'Fonly drill press ('f only I had...)