|Project by Karson||posted 11-20-2008 10:18 PM||5813 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
I needed a horizontal drill for making the Vintage sleighs The brass escutcheon pins that were used to hold the pieces together needed to be drilled into the middle of 1/4” wood and to not blow out the side. The pins are about 10 thousands bigger than a 1/16” drill bit. So I drill the hole and then put in the pin.
This type jig is used when making round Shaker Boxes to drill the holes very close to the edge and to allow the toothpick dowel to be put in.
It’s 1/2” Baltic birch with a 1 7/8” hole that fits the collar on the drill body. I use stacks of wood and shims to get the drill bit to the correct height that I need to do the drilling. You then push the wood in to the required depth.
The block to hold the drill is glued and screwed. The block that holds it in the vise is also glued and screwed.
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