I have recently started making some little timber clocks and I’m using a 3” forstner bit in a drill press to cut the back out for the movement piece.
I am not overly familiar with a press..
my problem is it keeps stopping when I start putting any pressure on the wood at all. The first few times I used the bit it worked fine. Stopping occasionally but only if I put too much pressure. Now I’m lucky to get a mm Deep. I’ve tried sharpening the bit. And I believe the press is at its lowest speed.
I’ve made sure the wood is clamped down both sides so it doesn’t wobble. Im just stuck with what else could be causing it. Im not sure how old the press is. It was part of the station when we bought it.