Introduction: Pvc Hand Drill
Unless you mail order it, you can not find a hand drill. To make things more fun. Replacement bit grips are not in-expensive. But I did find one and proceeded from there. This project came about for a need to do work late at night without having to wake people up and for a need to save on electricity. Most of what I make is not heavy duty craftsmanship. so this drill is perfect for the job. Hope it does well for you.
Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.
Step 1: What You Need:
1 - 2 foot section of 1/2 inch pvc pipe. (B, D, F, H, i) (1 - 1 inch and 4 - 4 inch)
4 - 1/2 inch elbows pvc (C, E, G, P) (ignore the cursor in C, I forgot to move the mouse)
1 - 1/2 inch cap pvc (J)
1 - 1 inch tee pvc with the center part threaded. (M)
1 - 1 inch extension pvc (K)
1 - 1 inch cap for extension pvc (L)
1 - 1 inch screw in cap for tee pvc (N)
1 - Drill chuck replacement and 2 inch mounting bolt. (I used a 1/2 inch chuck) (A, O)
level flat surface
Step 2: What to Do: Part 1.
Take the 2 foot section and cut 5 pieces. Some will be left over. You may have to adjust for piece B.
1 - 1 inch section
4 - 4 inch sections Good to make these the same length so there is no confusion when making the main section.
(Hint: it might be a good idea to dry fit (not glue) all the parts together so you have a feel for how it all goes together and the parts are the right size.)
Step 3: What to Do: Part 2.
Glue D to C.
Glue E to F.
Glue H and I to P.
Step 4: What to Do: Part 3.
Now slide M over F.
Glue F to G.
Make sure that E and G are in alignment. If you set this section on the tabke the bottoms of E and G should be flat and not crooked. ( Be sure to swivel M out of the way.)
M should swivel freely and NOT be glued, so be careful.
Step 5: What to Do: Part 4.
Now the fun starts.
Dry fit (do not glue) D to E and H to G. Set it on the table and make sure everything is square.C and P should be in exact opposite directions to each other. You should have sort of an upside down U, This will give you a feel of how it goes together before gluing these parts. Once you feel comfortable, unhook D from E and H from G. Now go back and glue D to E and H to G going through the same squaring process. Do this quickly before the glue drys.
Step 6: What to Do: Part 5.
Slide K over I so it swivels freely..
Slide J onto I until it is snug. (Do NOT glue!) K should not be able to come off, but still swivel freely. Dry fit L over K so that it swivels freely but is fairly snug against J. J should be hidden at this point. Now undo L over K. Glue L to K, but make sure there is not too much glue that K and L do not get glued to I or J. It should swivel freely.
Step 7: What to Do: Part 6.
Your almost done.
Slide the unit over the edge of the table so that C is resting on the table and the open end is facing up. take O and put the bolt head into C. It should fit snugly, Use the rubber mallet to the head seats. If not you will have to glue it in here. If so make sure it is square and in alignment with the rest of the unit. Eventually you will want to glue the bolt in there. Need to make sure all works and is square so you drill a straight hole.Slide B over O and into C so it is snug., but do not glue it. Screw A on to O until it is tight and snug. Make sure everything is square. Screw N into M for a secret compartment.
Step 8: Your Done!
Go ahead and use your new non-powered drill. No more batteries!!!! (One caveat:I will admit for heavy duty jobs, you will need a regular drill.)
Step 9: The Kitchen?
A tribute to "Good eats" and Alton Brown.