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I-Beam Drill Press Table

By: Erich Lage
A handy jig for your drill press that let's you drill safely and keep the area clean.

W221 005f01 I do a lot of metalworking in my shop. This often leaves my drill press table oily and covered in metal shavings. To use my drill press for woodworking, I wanted a quick-change option that would give me a clean worksurface without going to the trouble of building a large auxiliary table. W221 005f01 What I came up with is this I-beam accessory that clamps to the drill press table. With this assembly fastened to the table, I can clamp workpieces to the upper flange of the I-beam. The I-beam is made entirely of plywood and is glued and screwed together. Its ā€œIā€ shape provides support for the workpiece on the upper flange. The lower flange allows the assembly to be clamped to the drill press table. W221 005A01 d01 For extra control, I routed V-grooves in the upper and lower flanges to help hold round stock.

Published: March 5, 2020
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