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Blog series by Jim Jakosh updated 643 days ago 1 part 3186 reads 14 comments total

Part 1: How to bore the balancer hole for a level bottle

643 days ago by Jim Jakosh | 14 comments »

Today I modified my balancer drill fixture in many ways. It was originally built to bore a 1 5/16” hole at 45 degrees through the wine bottle balancer, but it had a few problems. first, the Forstner bit would twist and lock up before it got through the board. The bit got smoking hot and expanded in the hole and did not retract easily. And the bottle did not balance level! First I milled out the bottom of the fixture 1” deep for a sacrificial piece of wood so the drill is alwa...

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