JAN / FEB 2001
Volume 44 /  Issue 1

Project Articles
Grandfather Clock, Part 3
The Porch Swing
The Kite String Winder

Ask Smitty
Owner’s Gallery
Letters from Owners

Products on Parade
The Shopsmith Lathe Duplicator
Academy Notes
Vertical Drill Press Set-Ups
Find A Shopsmith Woodworking Academy Near You

National Woodworking Academy in Dayton, OH
Service Pointers
Drill Press/Boring
Machine Tips

Safety Tips
Drilling & Boring Tips

Three New Accessories for Your MARK V
Specials & Online Catalog
Links Worth Visiting
Find A Shopsmith
MARK V Demo Near You

Free Woodworking Tips
Request Accessory Catalog
Request MARK V Information Package

Contacting Shopsmith

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Notes &

From the Shopsmith
Woodworking Academy
Vertical Drill Press Setups

Learning through actual hands-on training is what the Shopsmith Woodworking Academy is all about.   In these Academy sessions, attendees learn all about setting-up and using the five basic modes of the Shopsmith MARK V, as well as the Bandsaw, Jointer, Scroll Saw and other Shopsmith Major Accessories.
In this article, we’ll explain the different drilling operations that can be performed with the MARK V in the vertical drill press mode.  And although the illustrations shown here depict the use of an earlier Model 500 machine, these operations are identical for any model machine.  See your MARK V Owner’s Manual for additional set-ups and information.

The Basics --
There are basically two types of holes that can be drilled.  Through holes and stopped holes.   To bore either type, begin by setting-up your MARK V in the vertical position.  Turn on the machine and dial-in the correct speed for the type bit and diameter of hole you’re drilling. 

Turn the machine off and mount your bit in the drill chuck.  Complete the setup for the operation you wish to perform according to the procedures shown here.  Before you do anything else, review this issue’s
Safety Tips column, covering drill press safety.

Important Note --
Always place scrap blocks under and/or behind your workpiece to protect the table surface or rip fence when through-drilling.  These back-up blocks are also a valuable aid in preventing splintering on the exit side of your holes.  Be sure to move these scrap blocks slightly after boring each hole so you always have a flat, firm surface to back-up each new hole.

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