Using the Drill Press

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The drill press affords ease and accuracy when making holes, but it will do so much more. Nick explains which drill bits are best suited for wood and how to match the drill press speed to the bit. He shows how to square the bit to the table, minimize run-out and tear-out, drill both face and end grain. There are tips drilling round stock, angled holes, and square mortises, as well as jigs for sharpening bits, collecting sawdust, even using your drill press as a lathe to turn small parts. Four complete project plans show how to make a tilting Drill Press Table, Drill Press Storage Stand, Mission-Style Occasional Table, and Wooden Pens and Pencils. 128 pages, over 300 illustrations and photos in PDF format.