Super-simple drill-press fence adjusts without tools
A fence and stop block come in handy when drilling identically placed holes in multiple pieces and securing your work safely. This simple drill-press fence works great. It’s made from cheap supplies—scrap stock, a few basic nuts and bolts, and a clamp. The best part is it can be adjusted without tools.
To start, make an oversize table from 3/4-in.-thick plywood and mount it to the steel drill-press table with carriage bolts and wingnuts, recessing the bolt heads in the table. Make the T-slot fence from two halves. Cut a rabbet and slot in each half on the tablesaw, then glue the halves together. Drill a pivot hole through one end of the fence and fasten it to one side of the table with a 1/4-in.-dia. carriage bolt and a wingnut.
The sliding stop-block’s tongue is sized to fit in the fence’s T-slot, and tightens against…