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Project by Dynamike posted 04-30-2016 01:41 PM 1907 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is what you have to do when your bench top drill press just isn’t man enough. It does drill straight holes.

-- "It's not scrap until it's sawdust", and maybe not even then...MAKwoods





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 04-30-2016 01:43 PM

Looks like a winner Mike

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#2 posted 04-30-2016 02:09 PM

Cool idea Mike I like it .
Keep it around and mount it on the wall and maybe add a lever it will come in handy .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#3 posted 04-30-2016 04:00 PM

Nice jig. Would like to make one too, How did you align the drill so the bit is parallel to the base and sides? Any special tricks or just careful measuring/building?

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#4 posted 04-30-2016 06:21 PM

Yeah Buddy! ... what ever works ! And certainly cheaper than buying a new drill press.

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#5 posted 04-30-2016 10:32 PM

As they say, “Necessity is the mother of invention”. Very ingenius.

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#6 posted 04-30-2016 11:13 PM

Great idea. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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#7 posted 05-01-2016 12:24 PM

@ Philba, I just snuck up on all the cuts until I got it where I wanted it. and yes careful measuring helps. and so does a drill with a nice machined surface for a second handle, and a flat back.

-- "It's not scrap until it's sawdust", and maybe not even then...MAKwoods

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