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    Small angle drill press

    I made a radial adapter that mounts my dovetailed Unimat headstock to a tilting column on a portable wooden base.

    The free end of the ball clamps around a cut off piece of bed rod for my watchmaker lathe, and Iíve been drilling with that but the new adapter is more adjustable and saves having to take the lathe apart.

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    Next to my bigger, still small angle drill press

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    Tilting forward and left, in the regular higher position

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    Tilting back and right, in the upside down lower position

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    Thanks threesixesinarow! We've added your Small Angle Drill Press to our Drilling and Drill Presses category,
    as well as to your builder page: threesixesinarow's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    threesixesinarow,

    A great little multi directional portable drill!! I admire your ingenuity and originality!!
    Dick

    Links to some of my plans:
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/o...965#post105972 OFF-SET TAILSTOCK CENTER PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...995#post112113 SMALL TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/l...994#post112111 LARGE TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/m...383#post110340 MINI-LATHE CARRIAGE LOCK PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...191#post106483 SMALL QC TOOL POST PLANS

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    Thanks, Dick,

    It beats drilling lots of angled holes by hand! I never tried Archimedes or bow drills, though.


    An easy improvement to it was right in front of me for days before I recognized it.


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    Is that a flat iron in the picture?
    Dick

    Links to some of my plans:
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/o...965#post105972 OFF-SET TAILSTOCK CENTER PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...995#post112113 SMALL TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/l...994#post112111 LARGE TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/m...383#post110340 MINI-LATHE CARRIAGE LOCK PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...191#post106483 SMALL QC TOOL POST PLANS

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    Quote Originally Posted by old_toolmaker View Post
    Is that a flat iron in the picture?
    Yes, for ballast.

    A couple indicator bases might help to anchor the base when it’s on iron surfaces.


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