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 1⁄4
" groove 1⁄8
" deep spaced 3⁄8
" from an edge. Glue the two pieces face-to-face to create a 1⁄4
" 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