Njay wrote:Some good ideas on that thread Miles, thanks. I kind of like more the idea of drilling some holes around the casing in the neck, tap them and put screws on them that will press against the moving neck. This, I imagine, besides being much easier for me to do than cutting the casing, seems to have the ability to adjust inclination of the drill, since several sides can be adjusted. For 60€ I can buy on and run some tests...
I think slitting the casing would be a better solution. This will take up all of the play. One cut and a suitably sized clamp would probably work
Old industrial drill presses were sometimes made with a split head. My vertical mill has a similar arrangement.
Here's a DIY drill with a split head: