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Mobile Drill Guide Stand.

Many times I had the need to drill vertical holes with a drill bit, a forstner bit or a holesaw that the surface did not fit on my drill press.

At first I designed a vertical drill guide stand based on dovetail slides, but been able to find a 30cm drawer guide that had no play I decided that this was a better and easier way to go.

I borrow the chunk with its axel from an old broken drill that I had and with two 12mm ID bearings and some scrap 2X4 and marine plywood I build this mobile drill guide.

With this drill guide, you can make perfect vertical holes on any flat surface every time.

Hope you find this guide useful as I did
thanx Stelios Stavrinides (AKA Steliart)

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Good idea and great design. I like the use of bearings to align and support the lower chuck. Clever !

Best,
Serge
 

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Bricofleur - Serge
Thank you buddy !!!
 

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Brilliant idea Stelios! I can see how this could be very handy to have in the shop!
 

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woodshaver (Tony)
Thank you Tony,... actually I like this better than the factory drill guides they sell over here which are not stable enough and also not so acurate
 

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Very spiffy steliart. As Serge said, I too agree about the bearings, and I'll add the drawer slide as another nice addition. Well thought out.
 

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Nice joband creative idea with the drawer slide.
 

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Roger
Thank you very much
 

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doubleDD
Thank you Dave !!!
 

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Looks like a good adapter and very useful in many situations when things just won't fit on the drill press .
I wonder if you could not add a lever and mount for the drill like a drill press ?

Klaus
 

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Looks better than the store bought versions, great job Stelios!
 

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kiefer - Klaus
Thank you Klaus. This was a minimalistic hand drill guide design but yes with some changes, stronger sides, a spring, maybe two slides and a few more things it can be turned into a mobile drill press… even though it will be more heavy I think and you will have to mount the drill every time… Just thinking out loud here… but definitely possible I believe !!!
 

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waho6o9
That was the reason I build this my friend, because I did not like store versions I found here…!
Thank you
 

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Very cheap, simple and efficient method. I have some industrial made thing which doesn't please me. Good idea on this.
 

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majuvla - Ivan
Thank you Ivan. Exactly the reason for this build !
 

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Great solution.
 

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tyvekboy
Thank you :)
 

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Hello Steliart

A very nice idea

My mind is in reflexion to do the same jig for my bosch GKF 600 to make repetitive holes for a marble game

I must add a stop block to have the same depth …
Parkside tools are very interesting for a very small price. I like them

My mind become very hot !!

Thanks for sharing
 

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Diggerjacks
Thank you, it's easy to add a stop block at the side, didn't put one myself as I did not need it yet but eventually I will. Would love to see your version too. As for the drill I think its the best at its price tag.
 

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CFrye Candy
Thanks Candy, yes and it does come handy when you need a straight hole on a large surface :)
 
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