In this article I will show you how to make the X motor and bearing mount plates out of aluminum with a drill press.
Attach the motor mount template as shown here.
Attach the bearing mount template as shown here.
Mark all the motor mount holes with a punch.
Mark all the bearing mount holes with a punch.
Enlarge all the marks with a 3/16” drill bit.
Drill the holes as directed in the book. Note that the hole in the center of the motor/bearing cutout is not yet drilled.
Use the pilot drill bit from the hole saw to drill the center hole of the motor/bearing cutout.
Use a 1-5/8” hole saw to drill the motor/bearing cutouts.
The reference line is added as directed in the book.
Add the motor and bearing lower templates.
Mark the holes with a punch.
Drill the lower holes.
Deburr all the holes and edges and sand.
Install the plates as directed in the book.