Drill Press Vertical Boring Guide

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Project by Bricofleur posted 06-05-2015 02:50 PM 9037 views 78 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the jig I designed to drill vertically at the drill press. As shown, it’s all made out of scraps : 3/4” plywood and 2” thick wall PVC pipe. Sometimes it’s so easy !

The PVC pipes are bolted together and then screwed to the upright, which has to be square to the base.

Round and small square workpieces are secured with a clamp between the two PVC pipes and larger ones can be secures in the back at the junction between the upright and the square bracket.

Look for more photos and all construction details on this page of my blog.

Thanks for looking !



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#1 posted 06-05-2015 03:18 PM

What a smart idea! Drilling holes in the ends of dowels and small parts is always challenging. This solves that problem.
Thanks for sharing!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#2 posted 06-05-2015 03:31 PM

Serge … Another brilliant idea. Thanks!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 06-05-2015 04:02 PM

Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 06-05-2015 04:06 PM

Great idea!


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#5 posted 06-05-2015 04:26 PM

Very inventive,yet very simple. Just what I desperatly need in my workshop

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 06-05-2015 05:37 PM

Hello Serge

Very nice idea with some scraps

In construction to help me to drill wood before turning pens

Thanks a lot for the idea

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#7 posted 06-05-2015 06:45 PM

That is one slick and effective jig. Thanks for sharing!

-- "Everything should be made as simple as possible...but not simpler." -- Albert Einstein

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#8 posted 06-05-2015 07:41 PM

That is a heck-of-a idea!
Thanks for sharing!

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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#9 posted 06-05-2015 08:05 PM

Thank you all for looking and for your comments. I was optimistic it would raise the interest level of few LJs. ;-)



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#10 posted 06-05-2015 08:17 PM

So why tape over the brand of your clamp? Are you contractually obligated to use another brand? Haha

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#11 posted 06-05-2015 08:54 PM


-- At least in the Navy no one ever told me to put the seat down.....

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#12 posted 06-05-2015 09:14 PM

Nice! This looks like a very handy instrument. Thanks for sharing.


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#13 posted 06-05-2015 09:36 PM

Great idea, you don’t have to worry about it spinning in your fingers, like some others I have seen.

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#14 posted 06-05-2015 10:53 PM

Serge comes up with the best most direct way of getting stuff done – Thanks….

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#15 posted 06-05-2015 11:52 PM

Surely deserves a Top three.
Nicely done


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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