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Old 01-21-2014, 10:10 PM   #1
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Don't laugh at my welds I was in a hurry. My problem is my drill press is 4" from the riser to center of the bit. Most of the wood for my patterns that I drill are 12" square. That leaves a good size piece in the middle that it won't reach. I can't find anything at a reasonable price that will do the job. I thought I would make this adapter. I can chuck it in the drill press and put a dremel on the end. That will let me drill 6.5 to 7 inches from the riser. I am only using #57 bits and will only use the drill press to control the up and down. What do you all think.
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That should work ,will put a lot of torque on the quill and might be a little ungainly .I had the same problem with my old Rockwell 3/8"table top drill press . I DIYed it to a Deep throated press ,it has a 14 1/2 " reach so I can do 29"sq fret work. If your interested ,I posted it under deep throat drill press ,in fact the latest posts of my saw ,you can see it just to the right of the saw .
It's a very easy conversion ,mines on a small roll around DIY table 18"x24"
also handy for drum sanders from dremel size up .One 20"2x6" 4 bolts and 6 screws ,you have the rest .If that appeals to you ,let me know if I can Help.
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Randy ,being a welder of sorts ,you could do the same thing out of six" plate 3/8" thick make a gusseted z 3" high ,should stop the limited deflection I get larger drill with bits ,if I try to lean on it too much .either way works sweet .
mine will take up to 1 1/2" stack .
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Randy that post is in INFO exc. 11 pages back dated03/20/2010,Dam time flies. see what you think!
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Sweeeeeet idea Carl........thanks.

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Thanks Carl that gives me a couple of different ideas.
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Not sure whatI am going to do yet. I don't own a Dremel and they are not that cheap. I have been thinking that by the time I buy the stuff I need to make something I could have bought the Scrollers Drill from Ray at Seyco. Curious if anybody has one and how you like it?
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Sparky I thought you already had a small drill press ,If you do that's all you need !
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In order to reach all places on a large fretwork piece, I am very pleased with using my Dremel router plunger:
335-01 Plunge Router Attachment / Model: 335-01
They cost around $30.00 and are well worth it.
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. . . . Dremel router plunger . . . .
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Jack, that is an excellent idea. I have my Dremel mounted in the "drill press" accessory so it's isn't convenient to move it in and out, however, I noticed some new Dremels on sale in the $30 something range at Home Depot. The Seyco scrollers drill seems very similar to this solution, except it cost $129, and is pretty well a single function device. Dremels are adaptable to many many functions, so less $$$ and more bang.

I need another Dremel anyway for polishing my coins and other detail work. I might have to consider that when I get "coin cutting" out of my system and I revert to more traditional projects.

Another Dremel option might be their flex shaft attachment.


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