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July 27, 2016
When using the drill press, I never have a good place to set aside multiple parts I am working on. So I made an adjustable shelf that mounts on the…
March 30, 2016
Custom-made sanding drums let you smooth any curve
Because the chuck key is so small and short, releasing a bit from my drill press stresses my wrist and fingers more than anything else I do in the shop.…
Some of my power tools require moving the drive belts by hand to change the speed. This is fine with me, except on some tools, like my lathe, I almost…
December 2, 2015
Do more with this tool by improving your basic setup and adding a few simple accessories
July 29, 2015
Most drill presses have a depth stop that uses two jam nuts on a threaded rod. This works fine, but it requires two wrenches to make adjustments.An easier and faster…
Floor-standing models have more power, capacity, and convenience than benchtop models
January 28, 2015
A fence and stop block come in handy when drilling identically placed holes in multiple pieces and securing your work safely. This simple drillpress fence works great. It’s made from…
October 24, 2013
Has a 1-hp motor, cast-rin table, and weighs in at around 250 lb.
April 4, 2013
My latest woodworking project required several small brass parts that were drilled and tapped for threaded fasteners. I tried to cut nice straight threads in 1⁄8-in.-thick material, but I just…
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