horizontal drill press - suit pencils, whistles, helicopters

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horizontal drill press - suit pencils, whistles, helicopters

Postby gavin » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:57 pm

Take a piece of flat bar. Drill holes of diameter to match the drill's shaft. Cross-cut the bar to leave a 'U' shape for a crutch. (sadly no images of those processes here.)

Bend the bar at the appropriate points..
side view:
top view ( you can just see the crutches)
to match your drill...

Now anchor this in a block of woodl. If your drill has a handle that unscrews, you can secure the drill in your block with a bolt of matching thread.
Look at thisvideo and foward to 1:59 you'll see this one in the background. You can also make them entirely from wood as in the foreground of this video, but they are not so durable.
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Re: horizontal drill press - suit pencils, whistles, helicop

Postby emjay » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:51 pm

I like it Gavin, and your patter. I see now how you do so well with sales. Plus a good demo' of dowel plate use. As an added refinement you could add a V block made of wood to the rig to guide the blank onto the drill.
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