For a little while now I've been considering getting another
drillpress, possibly even two. They'd be bench models (don't have room
for floor models) and wouldn't eat up a lot of needed room.
Reason being becasue of some recent projects I've often found
myself frequently changing drill sizes. A PITA if done often enough.
One or two mor drillpresses would cure that, and only run about $120-150
total. I could hack that.
But, Ithen did my usual thing, sat down and think about what I want
to do and how to do it. Some of my holes need to be accurate, so the
drillpress rules there. The others don'tt. Don't need a drill press
for that, but they do need to be pretty straight thru, and consistently,
so don't want to use a handheld drill.
Ah, no prob. I've somehow wound up with four power drills.
Solution, make a "drill holder" dedicated to one, that'll hold the drill
horizontal, and allow it to slide. Put the piece to be drilled against
the back, turn the drill on, and slide forward until the hole is
drilled. No prob. Plans? Plans? Don' need no steenkin' plans. I
haven't started making it yet, so I don't know just how it's going to go
together. I had thought about using hose clamps to hold the drill in
place, and making a "slide", but that's too gimmicky and complex. The
way to go will be an upright back, with a V "trough" for the drill to
slide in. Not complicated, but will drill holes straight enough
accurately, and consitently, enough for this need. With this setup, I
could even use more than one drill, with different size bits, if wanted.
If you missed it, all I was after is some way to keep from
constantly changing drillpress bits, and also drill consistently
straighter holes than a hand held drill will. A couple of minutes
thought, three pieces of scrap wood, non-problem solved.
I am not paranoid. I do not "think" people are after me. I "know" damn
well they're after me.