Horizontal drill press boring jig

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Project by Scott posted 03-10-2018 08:48 PM 1102 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a boring jig similar to woodgears, and it works great. You just clamp your work along the straight edge then use the same straight edge to guide the drill into the work. Here I am drilling into the end of a dowel.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#1 posted 03-10-2018 10:15 PM

Tis is a very creative horizontal drilling jig.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 03-11-2018 08:04 AM

Good work! Smart and simple.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 03-11-2018 12:43 PM

Great idea. I was thinking of making something similar to bore holes in the ends of cribbage boards for peg storage.

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#4 posted 03-11-2018 02:13 PM

That front clamp looks like it will get you a nice straight, secure system. Very cool!

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#5 posted 03-15-2018 12:39 PM

Nice job, great jig!

-- CurleyJoe, "Convenience to your Jigs, determines their usefulness"

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