KEEPING IT LEVEL
This drill press fixture insures a square table.
SHOP OWNER: Floyd Knapp
LOCATION: Winter Haven, Fl
In the past, I've had a hard time resetting my drill press table back to square after using it for angled drilling. It seems as though when I would go to tighten the nut, the table would shift. One day, as I was having a problem, I happened to glance up at the wall and noticed a bowl-like piece hanging there that I had cut off an urn I was making. A light went on and the result shows in the pictures.
I added a solid bottom to the piece, drilled a hole in the center, inserted a carriage bolt, chucked it on the lathe, and finished off the open end. Now when I want to return the table to horizontal, all I have to do is chuck it in the drill press, bring the table up tight to the fixture and tighten the nut. Thereís no sliding or tilting and itís quick and easy. I sent this idea in to WOODSHOP NEWS. They published it and sent me a check!. . . Floyd Knapp
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