Drillpress depth stop

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Project by geekwoodworker posted 07-26-2014 06:16 PM 1850 views 11 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At first I wasn’t gonna post this because it is so small. But then if the LJ who posted a while back did the same then I would never have thought of making mine so here it is.
Made it from scrap maple from and old table found on the side of the road. It works great and is way better then the old method of two nuts.
Thanks to Lumberpunk ( who posted this a while back for the inspiration.

-- Sean G, Barrie, Ontario

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#1 posted 07-26-2014 06:27 PM

Great idea. I agree the two nut thing is a pain.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 07-26-2014 11:07 PM

This a great idea. I have a Jet drill press which has the two-nuts stops and I think it is just too nuts. I like this much better and I’m trashing the two-nuts thing on my drill in favor of this.

Size is not a factor in whether a project should be posted. I have posted a 20 by 14 garden shed and a 1 inch diameter bent wood ring.

This is a great project and I’m really glad you shared it with the rest of us, especially those of us who are too nuts over our two-nut drill press depth stop.

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Eric in central Florida

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#3 posted 07-26-2014 11:10 PM

Thanks Sean.
Nice job.
Th depth stop on my old drill press stinks, and I think one of these would really help it.
Thanks again.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#4 posted 07-27-2014 12:22 AM

Nicely done. I like what you’ve created.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 07-27-2014 05:58 AM

Hey thanks for the credit but I think I got the idea from… credit where due.

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#6 posted 07-27-2014 05:59 AM

I like your design much better

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#7 posted 07-27-2014 06:55 AM

The two nut are indeed a jam, it’s time to change over to work smarter, not harder!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#8 posted 07-27-2014 11:43 AM

Thanks everyone. I appreciate all the great advice and comments I always get from LJ’s.

-- Sean G, Barrie, Ontario

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#9 posted 07-27-2014 12:19 PM

Glad you posted this. Added it to my favorites :) I have a 3 nut set up on my router and can’t stand it. The two that are supposed to lock together always end up spinning apart and I lose my settings.

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#10 posted 07-28-2014 05:15 PM

Always good to know every woodworking tip and trick!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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