|Project by Yonatan24||posted 03-15-2017 05:35 PM||668 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
THIS PROJECT ALSO CONTAINS METAL. If I’m not supposed to post it here (a forum topic/blog?), please let me know, and I’ll move it!
I’ve come to the point where can’t build more advanced woodworking projects, due to the lack of a drill press, and they’re too expensive.
After many hours of thinking, I finally found a way of building a drill press WITHOUT a drill press. Using a table leg and some plywood! :)
My plan was to make a cube out of wood. Or a box – I’m not sure what it should be called, but I wanted to make a 4 sided piece of wood that would slide up and down on the column (table leg). Pretty simple idea, right? I planned on making it out of plywood, with the pieces connected together with butt joints (screws). I’m sure better joinery methods do exist, but this is the only type of joint that I know I can make with a circular saw, and without too many difficulties. It’s also easy to tighten, and easy to disassemble in case something needs to be modified.
See some pictures above. ———-
I DO NOT want to spam, But if anyone is interested in more information, and a full tutorial (+tools & materials list) on how to make it, you can click this link, which will lead you to my Instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Drill-Press-for-FREE/
Oh, and I also made a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QyogKWDoEk
-- Yonatan24, http://www.instructables.com/member/Yonatan24