|Project by hairy||posted 06-05-2016 01:09 PM||2441 views||10 times favorited||10 comments|
Probably because I didn’t think I would use it much. Was I wrong. For me it makes drilling easier, safer and more accurate.
This is probably the ugliest, most basic one here on LJ. It’s got burn marks and pencil marks all over. So simple to make. I made this the depth of the OEM table x 24” wide. I can reach the handle to lift the table up and down just as before. Wood screws and fender washers secure it. The table and fence are 2 layers of 3/4” BB plywood.
I’ve been using the bungee for years. I always punch a starting hole for drilling, with an awl or center punch. I get the table height close, stick the punched hole into the drill bit, and pull down on the handle to force the work piece onto the table. I hook the bungee onto the handle and that will keep it there and I have both hands to set the fence, side blocks and depth stop.
If you’re on the fence about building one, do it, you’ll be glad you did.
-- stay thirsty my friends...