Finding a stable position for clamping a workpiece on a drill press table can be frustrating. The next time you’re having difficulty, try this setup from Club member Erwin Cohen of Orlando, Florida. Cut a board to the same dimensions as the perimeter of the drill press table. Mount spacers to the board to fill the recessed areas on the underside of the table. Use a hole saw to drill an opening for a circular magnet (commonly found at surplus stores and hobby centers). Use either epoxy or a long screw to attach the magnet (see drawing). When you place the spacer board against the underside of the drill press table, the magnet will safely hold it in place, providing a flat surface on which to secure the clamp.
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