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Equipping the Shop #9: Things you can do with a tiny Drill Press - by making a few jigs

227 days ago by Ocelot | 3 comments »

It seems that every time I use my drill-press I have to make a jig. I have often thought I need a bigger, better one, but I haven’t yet figured out exactly what the advantage is. What do you think? Here’s the kind of things I do. Drilling holes centered on cross-cut dados. Drilling doweled lapjoint frames at an odd angle. Drilling the ends of struts at an odd angle. Notice that I had to rotate the head of the drill-press relative to the base so that the item I was drilling would clear. The 32-thread machine screw is an improvised stop. Resulting Assemblies Drilling Really Big things on the floor

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