Originally Posted by NoXi
wasnt there a thread where someone they said how to convert your drill press to a mill?
I did a bit of a writeup with pics of how to hold the endmills and not let them rattle out.
I also stressed most firmly that using a drill press for milling totally sucks. Before I got my proper mill I used my drill press mod for doing some mortises (slots) in wood and some very light milling on aluminium. It did fine on the wood but was just barely shy of useless for metal. Serious chatter, extremely limited cutting loads and a total lack of graduations to allow for measured cuts means that it's just not worth the effort.
As a bonus the side loads from an end mill combined with the chatter will loosen up the chuck from the taper and it'll just fall down into your workpiece.
If you're milling a slot in the side of a body I'd recomend drilling a line of holes and then use files or a Dremel to open them up and clean it to form your slot.