As many of you asked about my Drill Press Stand, I recorded this short video about how it is made and I am gonna show you its main features. I’ll start disassembling it so you can see inside.

Here you’ll find the free plans:

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This is the adjustable guide that I can block using two carriage bolts to avoid it from turning when tighten the knobs.

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Removing this screw we can see how this four bolts are holding the drill press to the base, made of MDF.

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The table is made with an HPL panel, also known as Trespa. It is a compact board made of phenolic resins and wood fibers, it is so strong and durable. Although, you can use plywood instead. So I am gonna make some tests to show you how it works.

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First thin I have to do is adjust the relative height and then the drill depth. With the bit touching the piece, reset the knob to 0.

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Select the desired depth, 10mm in my case.

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And lock it.

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Adjust the guide and make the drill.

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I am gonna make now a deeper drill using two clamps to hold the piece to the guide. It is so useful to make large drills safely.

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Finally, I have also adapted it to use as sanding station with this sanding drums like I do with the 3D router. This way I can easily sand curve parts.

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And also use it as thickness planner. I’m finishing making the plans and I will let a link here, so you can download them for free.

 

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