|Project by artsyfartsy||posted 08-27-2016 05:20 PM||908 views||4 times favorited||4 comments|
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!