Sunday, June 26, 2016

Mini Drill Mods For Drill Press Stand

Sunday, June 26, 2016

I have a proxxon mini drill and a drill press stand for small projects. The drill has a trigger switch with mechanical lock to hold the trigger. The locking feature is hard to operate when the drill is attached to the stand. Also the lock sometimes doesn't work properly.

My solution for this problem is installing a toggle switch that bypass the trigger switch. I'm a big fan of a toggle switch as it can be easily installed. All you need to do is drilling a hole for the switch.

In this simple mod, my plan was leaving what's already there and adding a new feature.

When the toggle is ON, the motor runs. When the toggle is OFF, the trigger switch is used as a hand drill.

If you use a drill press with drill press stand, this mod would make the operation very easy.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Turn Gocco Printer into a UV Exposure unit

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

For my printmaking projects, I turned a Gocco printer into a mini UV Exposure unit.

Do you remember Gocco screen printer invented in Japan from the'70s? Gocco process screens with flash bulbs and print. Although the product is discontinued, some people still use Gocco to print their artwork.

I simply installed a 4W lamp unit to the lamp housing of Gocco.

The lamp house, itself can be used for other projects that need UV like curing UV-resin.

Built in On/Off Switch and 6V AC power jack.

The unit has a thick foam pad. On top of the form pad, there is thick clear acrylic plate that presses a film onto a photo-polymer plate or screen. I use two snap locks to keep the film and plate together tightly and make almost airtight during UV-exposed.

With this unit, I did successfully process some photo-polymer plates.

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