|Project by cstrang||posted 11-10-2009 01:07 AM||4804 views||13 times favorited||12 comments|
After using a Blum hinge machine at school to drill holes for European hinges I thought there has to be a way to replicate the result you get with this without dropping $2000.00 on the machine, turns out there is. I have had this Craftsman drill press kicking around the shop serving no real purpose ever since I got my new one, if I sold it I wouldn’t have got much so I kept it around for a while and finally found a use for it. I made a base out of MDF and put it on casters, set the depth gauge to stop where required, set the fence to the right back set and attached two threaded rods to make little indents into the cabinet door where I need to put the screws for the hinge. It wouldn’t be good for a production shop but for a basement shop like mine it works great. And I made it out of stuff I had laying around the shop, only cost me $17.00 for the bit, a far cry from $2000.00 haha.
-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.