|Project by drewpy||posted 10-09-2014 11:22 PM||2550 views||4 times favorited||10 comments|
I have a piece of curly maple sitting around and thought I would try to make my first lamp. I have been needing one in a spare room for a while. The piece is 2×4 1/8 and 35 inches long. My problem is that I don’t have a large drill press so I just started shimming, grabbing scrap wood and aligning things square to try and keep the drill level and square.
This is what I came up with and it worked well. The two “runner boards” were braced in the front and back, top and bottom. The picture only shows the front. I drilled in 10 1/2 inches. I wont cut it down to size until tomorrow and will let you know how straight the hole was. It didn’t come out the side so it will work no matter what!!!
I cut the board this morning (picture 2) and am pleased with the result. As I mentioned, this is for a lamp so it didn’t need to be perfect. With that said, with a little fine tuning, maybe I could buy something other than a drill press!!!
Thanks for looking.
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