|Project by Bricofleur||posted 12-30-2009 06:46 PM||4505 views||12 times favorited||11 comments|
I always found that drilling small pieces on a standard drill press iron table was awkward, hazardous and time consuming. Here is my solution : A double step I-beam.
The base of my I-beam is a wide board (3/4’’ MDF), a little longer than my shopmade drill press wooden sub-table, which in fact is more appropriate for woodworking. The central riser block is a hardwood 2 X 4 on which the base and the plywood top shelf are glued and screwed.
After a small workpiece to be drilled is C-clamped to the I-beam plywood top shelf, I precisely locate the drilling point under the drill bit by creaping the whole assembly and then clamp it to the drill press wooden sub-table.
To see it on my website, clic here .
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