Few jobs in the shop result in tired arms and banged knuckles like making large changes to the height of a drill-press table.

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Few jobs in the shop result in tired arms and banged knuckles like making large changes to the height of a drill-press table. Rather than wasting time with the table lock and crank, I built these stacking tables to lift the workpiece closer to the bit. Build each table to a different height—1, 2, 3, and 4"—to get a broad range of adjustment when combining them. To hold the stack together, drill mating dowel holes in each table; then insert and glue dowels.
—Serge Duclos, Delson, Que.