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Andy writes – “Hey guys- great site and mag! Anyway, I was piddling around in the workshop yesterday, and I wondered if my drill press could do some basic plastic and maybe wood machining with the right bit and setup. I put a flat router bit in the drill press and put some PVC pipe in my vice, and lo and behold it handled it very nicely. So then I figured I just needed a worm gear table to control it once the piece is ‘under the knife’, so I went looking around and found this little item. It will allow you to clamp a piece down and then move it around carefully under the bit. Neat! No replacement for a Bridgeport, but I don’t have a spare 5 grand for such an item. I ordered one that should be here next week. See you at Maker Faire! Coming all the way from Michigan!”Link. Not bad for $79.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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