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Tiny table gets a grip on small parts

The smaller the part you drill on your drill press, the more important it is to clamp it for safety and accuracy. Ironically, the smaller the part, the more difficult it is to clamp to the table. My solution, this I-beam fixture, provides a tiny table to position and clamp most any small part. My drill-press auxiliary table already has T-track, so the slots on the fixture allow it to move in two dimensions; but you could also simply clamp the base of the fixture to your table. Hot-glue a hardboard top to the fixture for a sacrificial surface that can be pried off once it’s damaged.
—Len Urban, Rancho Mirage, Calif.

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