Bar Clamp Anchors Fence for Bandsaw or Drill Press
Cut a piece of 2X2 hardwood stock about 1⁄8 " shorter than the machine's table and joint all four edges to ensure the stock is square. Then, cut a groove down the middle of the stock that's as wide as your clamp bar is thick and as deep as your clamp bar is wide. Now, just tap the bar of your clamp into the groove. To use the fence, position it parallel to the miter slot, then tighten the clamp to hold your fence firmly in place on the machine's table.
—Glen E. Plum, Riverside, Calif.