Clamping to Bandsaw and Drill-Press Tables
When I wanted to clamp something to my bandsaw table, the stiffening ridges cast into the underside of the table were a real vexation. To solve this problem, I first tried gluing blocks of scrapwood in the voids underneath, but this proved unsatisfactory. Finally, I solved the problem by filling the voids with autobody filler. Because I don’t use large clamps on the bandsaw, I found I only needed to fill the voids along the edge. The filler is quick and easy to install and has worked great for several years.
Tom Schrunk, Minneapolis, Minn.
Clamping work to my drill-press table was always a problem because the underside of the table is full of ribs, and the edge is too narrow. So I bolted a piece of wood to each side of the drill-press table. This gives me two great flat clamping surfaces.
James J. Rankin, Easton, Pa.
From Fine Woodworking, August 1994 No. 107
Drawings: Jim Richey