DIY Drill Press

This is an old project which I built since last year. I just want to share and add as a project log here.

As a developer from undeveloped country, my budget is very limited. So, I chose DIY style drill press.  So, I have to collect parts for my projects from old printers, scanner, etc.

This is a pilot project , built for my need to build upcoming a CNC project.  Another problem, I don’t have any power tools except a small drill gun and hand tools. After learning DIY CNC process from internet, before building a CNC, I think I should have a drill press for perpendicular drilling. So,I decided to build a drill press first.

1# collected required material for base and a cheap china made rotary tool. A bamboo kitchen plate is my favorite for base plate in such design, weight is heavy, thick and rough. A L shape supports for vertical stands. Total material cost is about 25$ 🙂 .

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# Started with vertical support, vertical Z axis linear slide rod from old printer.

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Fixed rods with L shaped aluminium bars with wood stoppers.

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Assembled Z axis and rails.

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3# prepared for linear slides and Z-axis slides. Two plastics bars are used as linear slides.

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4# Prepared for rotary tool mount by cutting two plastics plates.

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Fixed the holder plates on vertical Z bed.

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5# Fixed rotary tool on bed by using steel hole bars and spring. I wanted to make flexible and changeable tool bed.

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Z axis and tool is tested and installed.

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6# After this, a handle was designed.

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Designed and cut push down lever crowbar bars.

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Installed both side of gantry plate.

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Prepared for handle.

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7# Finally, a DIY drill-press is on my bench. Attached a iron flat rod to strengthen vertical stand.

Nothing special, just a simple, cheap and working DIY tool 😀 .

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By oakkar7



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