Shop Tip #132
© Frank Ford 2005; Photo by FF

I find it very handy to have a can full of pairs of 1/8" to 1/4" thick strips of hardwood in varying widths to use as "parallels" when clamping something in my drill press vise. (You do always clamp stuff securely before drilling, yes?) I just keep them in a can stuck to the drill press column with a rare earth magnet: