View Full Version : Home Made Drill Press?

03-01-2006, 12:05 PM
Hey Guys I'm new to this site, I have learned alot of great tips already just by reading some posts, just curious if anyone has made their own drill press? And if so some construction pictures :)

roger n cindy
03-01-2006, 07:43 PM
welcome to the site (insert name here). lets see what comes of your first message. tim d can probably whip up a home made drill press for 20 dollars if he hasn't allready. what are your projects.

roger, president and ceo Bugly tools and Services

03-01-2006, 09:40 PM
Hey Roger, thankyou for the welcome. My name is Robert Bahurinsky, I'm sure you mean plans right? If it's a drill press count me in for 5 lol. I know how I'm going to build the base and the drive assembly but I'm not quite sure how to make the spindle travel assembly.

I know this is quite off topic but if any of you are into the car customizing hobby please check out some of my photography



03-02-2006, 09:09 AM
Hi Robert, rest assured, if Roger can "appropriate" the design at a reasonable cost, (like free), he will pass the savings on to you. :lol: :lol: That is Bugly Tools business plan, and a very successful one at that. Just ask all the Regional Distributors. No "nay-sayers" in that bunch.


03-02-2006, 02:08 PM
:smile: _______

03-02-2006, 02:28 PM
Wish I could help, but I actually paid money for my drill press ............... I don't think I even considered building one.

That said, I didn't pay a lot for my drill press, and it has been modified (90vDC variable speed motor), of course.

Tim D.

03-02-2006, 06:28 PM
Check out the lindsay publishing website Dave Gingery came up with a homemade drill press. I'm not sure what the book costs. I bought the book on building a home foundry, not bad for 12 bucks and it's coming together nicely!