Here is how to make a quick and easy mortising jig to turn your drill press into an effective mortising machine.
Bolt a small woodworking vise to a scrap piece of plywood and then clamp the whole thing near the edge of a drill press table and you have an end boring machine.
By pairing up a simple jig with your drill press, it is fast and easy to get perfectly vertical holes every time, even in the narrowest pieces of wood.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a drill press and miter saw table. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. We do not provide support for this software.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a small drill press table. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online.
Holding a workpiece against the table and fence when drilling out a mortise at the drill press can be a hassle. I solved the problem with this hold-down drill press jig made from an inline skate wheel bought at a sports store.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a clamp vise which is very useful for small work or for holding material to be worked on a drill press. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online.
You can convert your drill press to an oscillating sander for less than 30 dollars.
When I turn to the drill press, it is because I need precisely placed and perfectly straight holes. But the standard, cast iron table will not support anything but the smallest workpiece. Then, trying to clamp a workpiece in place can be a frustrating exercise. And you can forget about dust collection. The table and fence system in ShopNotes No. 94 solves all these problems. It turns your drill press into a precision woodworking tool. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra.
A simple design workshop jig for a special task.