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…
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 drill-press 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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