Just a quick post on a simple technique...
I have a modest sized basement shop, so I'm wary of adding in anything that takes floor space. As such, I don't have any mobile outfeed supports (like this). Normally, that isn't a problem.
Today I wanted to rough out some shallow mortises in the head+foot of a bed I am making, to accept the stub-tenons from the rails. I suppose I should have done this before I assembled the head and footboards... Oh well, live and learn.
I considered a chisel, but that's too much work. I considered a hand drill, but feared it would be too hard to get consistent results. But my drillpress table is only about 14x20inches at best, which is way too small for this job! I needed some help.
As I was looking about for something to use for stock support, I happened to notice that the fence on my jointer was almost the same height as my drillpress table. That'll work! I checked with the tape measure and adjusted the drillpress table to match the height. I draped a protective mat over the jointer fence, and set up the drillpress to make my mortises.
Worked like a charm.