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Drill-press stop puts a halt to chip interference

Lots of us use a block of wood clamped to our drill-press fence as a length stop. Securing the stopblock with a pair of threaded knobs tied into T-track eliminates having to fuss with clamps. Here’s how to add even more functionality to your drill-press stop.

Make the stopblock from two pieces of wood, each with a mating 14 " groove 18 " deep spaced 38 " from an edge. Glue the two pieces face-to-face to create a 14 ×14 " mortise. Add threaded rod, nuts, and washers as shown. By using the ends of the rods as a stop, debris cannot interfere with its proper functioning. Butt thin stock against the washer.
—Dan Martin, Galena, Ohio

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