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Project by steliart posted 04-19-2017 02:06 PM 916 views 10 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mobile Drill Guide Stand.

Many times I had the need to drill vertical holes with a drill bit, a forstner bit or a holesaw that the surface did not fit on my drill press.

At first I designed a vertical drill guide stand based on dovetail slides, but been able to find a 30cm drawer guide that had no play I decided that this was a better and easier way to go.

I borrow the chunk with its axel from an old broken drill that I had and with two 12mm ID bearings and some scrap 2X4 and marine plywood I build this mobile drill guide.

With this drill guide, you can make perfect vertical holes on any flat surface every time.

Hope you find this guide useful as I did
thanx Stelios Stavrinides (AKA Steliart)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions





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Bricofleur

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#1 posted 04-19-2017 02:12 PM

Good idea and great design. I like the use of bearings to align and support the lower chuck. Clever !

Best,
Serge

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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steliart

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#2 posted 04-19-2017 02:16 PM

Bricofleur – Serge
Thank you buddy !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 04-19-2017 02:17 PM

Brilliant idea Stelios! I can see how this could be very handy to have in the shop!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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steliart

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#4 posted 04-19-2017 02:25 PM

woodshaver (Tony)
Thank you Tony,... actually I like this better than the factory drill guides they sell over here which are not stable enough and also not so acurate

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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Roger

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#5 posted 04-19-2017 03:49 PM

Very spiffy steliart. As Serge said, I too agree about the bearings, and I’ll add the drawer slide as another nice addition. Well thought out.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 04-19-2017 04:20 PM

Nice joband creative idea with the drawer slide.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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steliart

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#7 posted 04-19-2017 04:56 PM

Roger
Thank you very much

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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steliart

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#8 posted 04-19-2017 04:57 PM

doubleDD
Thank you Dave !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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kiefer

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#9 posted 04-19-2017 05:27 PM

Looks like a good adapter and very useful in many situations when things just won’t fit on the drill press .
I wonder if you could not add a lever and mount for the drill like a drill press ?

Klaus

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

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waho6o9

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#10 posted 04-19-2017 05:34 PM

Looks better than the store bought versions, great job Stelios!

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steliart

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#11 posted 04-19-2017 06:22 PM

kiefer – Klaus
Thank you Klaus. This was a minimalistic hand drill guide design but yes with some changes, stronger sides, a spring, maybe two slides and a few more things it can be turned into a mobile drill press… even though it will be more heavy I think and you will have to mount the drill every time… Just thinking out loud here… but definitely possible I believe !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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steliart

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#12 posted 04-19-2017 06:24 PM

waho6o9
That was the reason I build this my friend, because I did not like store versions I found here…!
Thank you

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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majuvla

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#13 posted 04-19-2017 07:09 PM

Very cheap, simple and efficient method. I have some industrial made thing which doesn’t please me. Good idea on this.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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steliart

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#14 posted 04-19-2017 07:35 PM

majuvla – Ivan
Thank you Ivan. Exactly the reason for this build !

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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tyvekboy

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#15 posted 04-19-2017 09:09 PM

Great solution.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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