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Flex-Shaft Drill Press

by bryancera, published

Flex-Shaft Drill Press by bryancera Feb 2, 2014

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Summary

A drill press for use with a JOOLTOOL Flex-Shaft (http://jooltool.com/site/product/flex-shaft-drilling-kit/).

Designed with PCB fabrication in mind, but can be used on other materials including plastics and aluminum.

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTrcmPRxDG8&feature=youtu.be

This design has been refined since the above photos and video were taken.

Instructions

For this press, aside from the 3D printed components hosted here on Thingiverse, you will need:

  • JOOLTOOL Flex Shaft Kit (http://jooltool.com/site/product/flex-shaft-drilling-kit/)
  • 10mm smooth rod
  • 10mm linear bearings (x2)
  • large spring
  • 0.5" x 0.125" Aluminum bar stock (for the levers)
  • 8-32 nuts and bolts (for lever joints, mounting, and clamps)
  • 10-32 bolt and nut (for z-adjust)
  • 8-32 tap (for joining the two levers)
  • washers (optional)
  • small woodscrews (for mounting the base cover plate)
  • plasti-dip (optional - for the lever handle)
  • concrete patch (for filling the base)

More details on this build here:
http://bryancera.blogspot.com/2014/02/diy-drill-press.html

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Hey I just found this press. Do you know what the thickness of the JoolTool flex shaft holder is? I'm asking cuz I have a generic brand that's a 1" barrel holder. Just curious if it will fit. Didn't see it anywhere on the Jooltool site. Either way, great looking press. I need something for jewelry and very small art and craft and modeling projects. Thanks for posting.

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