Traditionally a machinist's tool, the drill press has evolved into a valuable piece of woodworking equipment. But in order to get the most from this machine, some refinements are needed. Contributing editor Roland Johnson gives step-by-step instructions for basic troubleshooting on the drill press, plus designs for simple jigs and tricks that help you to support and stabilize large and small workpieces in precise, repeatable positions. Central to this article is Johnson's simple, shopmade auxiliary table, and advice on an essential set of bits for woodworking.

From Fine Woodworking #182