Post Drill – Stand

First a confession.  Several people smarter than me have suggested that putting this on a stand is not a good idea.  It’s heavy cast and is meant to be bolted to a beam.  Baring any available beams, mounting it to the wall is best.

I guess I am stubborn, and I had already purchased some materials, so I have decided to press on with my crazy idea of a stand.  If it all fails, I will have learned a few lessons — and have one heavy duty coat rack!

I am working with a laminated Oak 4×4, picked up from the local Menards store.  I decided to cut the “beam” at 5 feet tall, just about right for the top stroke of the drill handle to be at shoulder height for me.

Using the cut off from the eight foot beam I cut two lets 18″ long each.  I cut 45 degree angles on each end.  They will be attached as legs with a long loose tenon thru the main beam and each leg.

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This is my very first even Mortis and Tenon joint, so no laughing!!

The long tenon will be cut flush with the outside of each leg, then draw bored with 3/4 dowels.

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