Easy-To-Build Drill Press Table Plan

In just one weekend you can transform your drill press into a more versatile woodworking tool. The drill press is an essential woodworking tool. But the cast iron table found on most drill presses is a reminder that this tool was originally designed for machinists....

Quick and Easy Drill Press Table Plan

A drill press is a staple in the shop. Upgrade yours with this quick and easy drill press table. The tables that come with most drill presses might be fine for metalworking. But for woodworking they just don’t cut it. To start with they’re usually way too small. The...

Thickness Sanding Jig Plan

Making accurate thin strips is easy to do with this sanding jig. To turn thick stock into thin often times you’ll end up resawing thicker stock at the band saw. Then you’re tasked with cleaning up those strips to a consistent thickness. Sanding them down...

Trifold Drill Bit Index Plan

Store your most-used drill bits in style with this modern take on a classic storage device. A few of us around the Woodsmith shop have a fondness for antique tools. There’s a certain charm about the styling and utility of these old-time classics. When our managing...

Drill Press Depth Stop Plan

With a few pieces of simple hardware you can build this add-on to make drilling holes at a consistent depth faster and easier. The depth stop on some drill presses seems like an afterthought. Setting it can be a fussy operation. That’s where the upgrade you see here...

Drill Press Edge Sander Plan

Use the power of your drill press to smooth out the rough edges on your project workpieces. A full-size dedicated edge sander is one of those tools that would be nice to have — if you have the space. As an alternative we built the portable edge sander you see above....

Drill Press Sharpening Station Plan

Powered by a drill press this sandpaper sharpening system guarantees a keen edge on your tools. This sharpening system is powered by your drill press so there’s no expense for an extra motor. The simple belt-drive mechanism means smooth vibration-free operation. And...

Drill Press Table Plan

Upgrade your drill press with this handy add-on that features up-front adjustment handles. Adding an auxiliary table to a drill press is a sure-fire way to improve its capabilities. An increased work area a precision fence and a replaceable insert are just some of the...

Drill Bit Storage Plan

If your drill bits have a habit of disappearing into a “black hole” build this handy storage system to keep them close by. With this simple storage system you can store your bits near the drill press where you use them most. But when you need to work at...