Home Drill Press. Using an Old Electric Drill.

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Project by Izzy Swan posted 10-05-2013 09:34 AM 8687 views 14 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Here is a simple way top turn a old hand drill into a drill press. This is a pretty simple project that can be very useful in a shop that is just getting started.. And can be adapted for other uses in the shop.

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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#1 posted 10-05-2013 12:15 PM

Thanks for sharing, you are a remarkably clever and talented man~

-- Pete in NC

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#2 posted 10-05-2013 01:24 PM


-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#3 posted 10-05-2013 01:29 PM

Ingenious. Very cool.

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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#4 posted 10-05-2013 01:36 PM

Very Clever indeed! Love it! I also like the word “think” on your bench! :)

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 10-05-2013 04:15 PM

You are making woodworking possible for a lot of folks on a limited budget. Thanks!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 10-05-2013 05:08 PM

Nice! I used a stand that I purchased for my drill motor for years before I got a drill press. It had some set up problems that yours doesn’t.

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#7 posted 10-06-2013 01:06 AM

Dang Izzy – Another One!! BTW – Love the videos.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#8 posted 10-06-2013 02:34 AM

Wow, really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 10-06-2013 11:50 AM

Very cool. Great videos.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#10 posted 10-06-2013 11:56 AM

Thanks man!

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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#11 posted 10-06-2013 06:02 PM

I like the way that you are continuing to prove that it’s not what you’ve got but what you can make with it that counts.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#12 posted 10-07-2013 10:43 PM

Wow, that evolved rather a lot from the original.

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#13 posted 09-04-2014 02:10 PM

Loved this project. Built it and use it all the time. The only thing I did was to wax the slide with bees wax and it slides smooth

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#14 posted 04-08-2015 05:50 PM

Great to find your treasure-trove of posts here on LJ! Now I need to catch up on what I’ve missed.

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