I am in the process of finishing a lazy susan. The plans I’m using call for dowels to be placed 20 degrees apart around the circumfrence of the top. I could lay these out and drill them by hand but I can’t seem to hand drill a straight hole to save my life. What I have in mind is a jig that uses a pin to lock the top in place so that I can drill the holes using my drill press. Obviously there will be a pivot point that will allow the top to rotate. Here is a Sketchup model of what the jig might look like;
You can see that the top will also be held in place by a couple of toggle clamps. The whole jig will be clamped to the table of the drill press.
1. Have any of you made a jig similar to this for a similar purpose?
2. What could be added/removed to make the jig function better?
3. What concerns, comments, criticisms, or challenges do you have? (Yes, I appreciate constructive criticism)
Thank you for your time.
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