Introduction: Drill Press' Jig

Picture of Drill Press' Jig

This jig is ideal for when you'd like to cut a series of holes that are parallel to one another. The Wingnuts and slots will allow the top piece (or 'guard') to be moved back and forth with ease.

Cutting List (mm)
Base: 18 (TH) x 201 (W) x 321 (L)
Supporting Batons: 30 (W) x 201 (L) x 2 (Qtty)
Top piece: 18 (TH) x 68 (W) x 381 (L)

Tools & Parts
Basic Woodworking tools:
Pencil, Try Square, Saw (Cross and Rip), Sandpaper, Centre punch
6mm drill blade
22mm Washer x 2 (M6)
50mm Coach Bolt x 2 (M6)
Wing Nut x 2 (M6)
60mm Countersunk Machine Screws (M6) x 4

Step 1: The Base

Picture of The Base

Round these dimensions to the nearest whole number, and be sure to countersink the holes.

Step 2: Supporting Batons

Picture of Supporting Batons

These will be custom made to fit the drill press you currently have, lifting the jig to the appropriate height.

Step 3: Top Piece/Guard

Picture of Top Piece/Guard

The coach bolts have to be perfectly aligned with the slots, so when marking, use the Base for reference.

Step 4: Assemble

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A little greasin' can improve its performance, and if you want, a handle could be fitted to the Top piece too.


tomatoskins (author)2015-09-14

This is awesome! How did you mount the drill to the base?

guy90 (author)tomatoskins2015-09-15

Thank you! Ah yeah, I use this jig in coordination with onea theese:

You can buy 'drill press stands' for around £10+ over here, but I wanted to beef it up a bit :L

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