The two axis were quickly done and because we were curious we carefully powered the unit to see if it would work.
It worked flawlessly thus we could eagerly apply our full energies to the Z-axis.
However we encountered some problems.
With a drillspindle in this price class you naturally have some play in the radial and axial directions.
After some serious thought a solution unfolded.
The upper section of the machine can be rotated and when rotated 90 degrees we obtained a nice flat area which allows other things to be attached.
This excellent solution allows the drill secton to be used as is.
By rotating back 90 degress you now restore the unit to a useful drillpress.
It's like having a five-legged sheep with a low budget at that!
We also had an extra x-y table from a previous project.
This item may also be purchased from Herman Buitelaar.
The lower part was also widened ( see below )