How to Make a Drill Press Stand From Recycled Materials

9 Materials
2 Days
  • I built this drill press stand from icon recycled materials I found, wood and metal.
  • At this point, until I have my own workshop, the Drill Press is standing outside on the porch of my house.
  • In the future I intend to improve the stand and add the option of connecting it to the floor, to give it more stability.

  • If you pay attention, you'll see that I left the Iron profile open on the sides, I did it because I want to make arms that will support long materials during drilling.
  • I hope that in the future I'll build and share the continuation of this project.

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I removed the old color with an angle grinder, to make it easier to weld and then also paint.
Tack weld the first rectangle.
Checked that the diagonal dimensions were the same.I deliberately left the profiles open in the future I intend to build an extra accessory that will support long parts while drilling.
Tack weld the four legs.
Connect four stretchers 20 cm from the bottom.After all the pieces were in place, I full weld everything.
The flat metal with the holes will be used to attach wooden coverings on the sides.
I painted the iron structure with primer paint and then with gray color.
I cut wood surfaces into measurements and painted them all whitewith Oil-based paint.
I connect the upper plate to the iron structure with 4 drilling screws, I screwed them deep in the wood so they'd be under the surface line.
I put four plastic caps in the bottom of the legs. In the future when I have my own studio I will remove the plastic caps and weld Iron surface with four holes instead, and connect the stand to the floor with screws, today the stand is secure between two heavy closets and I work carefully.
I attach the wood surfaces to the iron structure with wooden screws.
drill hole for the door handle.
magnet for holding the door closed and as a door stopper.
A piece of metal for the magnet.
I drilled four holes in the upper plate – preparation for screws that would catch the drill-press to the stand.I put the drill-press on the stand and attach it to the stand with four long bolts and nuts below.
Now working with the drill-press is convenient, easy and I have another storage space.
Final result
Final result
An inside look
Suggested materials:
  • Wood Screws   (hardware store)
  • Primer Paint Sparay   (hardware store)
  • Gray Color Sparay   (hardware store)
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