PVDRILL - PVC Drill Press

The idea is to build a "Rotary Tool" using low cost elements for routing, cutting, drilling and sanding, mainly PVC pipes. Something like "vertical drill" but simpler...

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Picture - Source: Wikipedia

Supplies:

Logical Project (FreeCAD):

    1. 000-PVDRILL-V2.FCStd
    2. 001-COLUNA-V2.FCStd
    3. 001-SUPORTE-V2.FCStd
    4. 002-SUPORTE-RETIFICA-V2.FCStd

    Materials:

    PVC Pipes

    1. 20 mm (1/2") = 1x of 730 mm (28.74")
    2. 25 mm (3/4") = 1x of 162 mm (6.37")

    PVC Fitting Connectors

    1. 90° Elbow 20 mm (1/2") = 3x
    2. Tee 20 mm (1/2") = 6x
    3. Coupling 25 mm (3/4") = 1x
    4. Cross 25 mm (3/4") = 1x
    5. Tee 25 mm (3/4") = 2x

    Fasteners and Connectors

    1. Hex Nut (1/4") = 8x
    2. Flat Washers (1/4") = 8x
    3. Screws = 2x

    Others

    1. Threaded Rod (1/4") = 1x of 320 mm (12.59")
    2. PVC Glue
    3. Wires
    4. Button
    5. Motor DC 3V~12V - 20W
    6. Drill Chuck

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    Step 1: The Project

    I have identified some legal ideas searching the Instructables projects and the internet, so I went along with the idea of creating an outline for this project. A great reference was the design of PVC Dremel Drill Press.

    Step 2: Designing

    The project was divided into four structural elements: base, column, support and rotary tool. As a rule the possibility of disassembling each element and saving individually.

    Step 3: Building the Base Structure

    For this steps you need to cut PVC Pipes following this sizes and glue the PVC Pipes and Connectors following the image.

    PVC Pipes sizes:

    Type 20 mm (1/2")

    230 mm (9.05") = 2x

    130 mm (5.11") = 1x

    50 mm (1.96") = 2x

    Step 4: Building the Column Structure

    For this steps you need to cut PVC Pipes following this sizes and glue the PVC Pipes and Connectors following the image.

    PVC Pipes sizes

    Type 20 mm (1/2")

    50 mm (1.96") = 1x

    230 mm (9.05") = 2x

    40 mm (1.57") = 2x

    Step 5: Building the Support Framework

    For this steps you need to cut PVC Pipes following this sizes and glue the PVC Pipes and Connectors following the image.

    PVC Pipes sizes

    Type 25 mm (3/4")

    18 mm (0.7") = 2x

    36 mm (1.41") = 3x

    72 mm (2.83") = 1x

    Step 6: Building the Structure of Rotary Tool

    For this steps you need to cut PVC Pipes following this sizes and glue the PVC Pipes and Connectors following the image.

    PVC Pipes sizes:

    Type 25 mm (3/4")

    36 mm (1.41") = 2x

    Step 7: Putting the Complete Structure Together

    Everything is prepared to be connected, so let's turn some connections.

    Step 8: Assembling the Rotary Tool

    To fix the motor I made a PVC holder and soldered the wires.

    Step 9: Mounting the on / Off Button

    Bonus idea.

    Step 10: Last View

    Well, first prototype and my first Instructables done. :)

    Step 11: Next Steps

    1. Adjust rotary tool
    2. Permanent power supply
    3. Base for fixing
    4. Vertical control shaft
    5. Speed control

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