Machine Frame or Stator
Assembling & Drilling Radial Magnet Holder
Drill press is mounted horizontally. A small template is required to align the drill with the scribed magnet locations. A small pilot hole is drilled first. The rotating table is very useful for this part of the operation.
Full size hole is bored about 2mm from the inside to prevent splintering. Hand drill used for this.
The drill press is used from the outside to bore out the magnet holes to the correct alignment. There is not much timber left but the whole assembly is still very strong.