Twin Oak V-Blocks

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Project by artsyfartsy posted 08-27-2016 05:20 PM 1373 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every time I wanted to drill a cross hole in round stock, I had to hold it with my hands and hope I got it straight. That got old quick. So, I made a set of Oak V-Blocks to help with this chore. I know it’s simple, but I thought there might be someone out there who may need an idea on how to take care of that same problem I had.

I used to have a set of steel V-Block years ago and somehow they vanished so I knew a little about making a set. I started out with one 9” x 2”x 2” piece of oak stock. I made two 45 degree cuts length ways on top and bottom at different depths, then cut them in half making them twins at 4 1/2” each. I also drilled a 3/4” hole in the center of the v-groove for clearance so I could drill the round stock if need be. I finished them off with some light sanding and a couple of coats of tongue oil to keep them nice.

I hope this helps anyone who could use a little help with cross drilling round stock. Every woodworker should have a set of these.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#1 posted 08-27-2016 08:45 PM

Ah yea, everyone of us need a set of these in the shop, but alas, we never seem to get around to making them…thanks for sharing your idea

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 08-27-2016 08:52 PM

Surprising that the simple things are the most useful. Great job, I need to make one for the project I am working on at the moment

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#3 posted 08-28-2016 01:44 AM

Thanks for the post and the tip! I will be in shop all day tomorrow have to slip this into my other 3 lifetimes of projects. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 08-29-2016 07:07 AM

Nice work Don.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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