No Drill Press? Make a simple jig for your power drill.

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Project by Harvey38 posted 10-19-2013 01:04 PM 4458 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I do not have a drill press and needed to gouge out some mortises at a 15 degree angle.
The drill needs to be able to enter and exit without any wobble and parallel to the jig. The frame fits the drill snug.
I had to put a screw in the back of the drill to make it parallel (Checked for wires/elec but not recommended unless you live in the jungle and have no choice) and drilled the opening in the bottom of the jig with the same size paddle bit as the one I would use to make the mortise. When drilling there was no wobble. The drill bit was a little undersized and I finished up the mortise with hand chisels.

-- Harvey, Costa Rica,

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#1 posted 10-19-2013 01:44 PM

That is a great idea. Better than trying to hold a angle to the drill bit. I looked at your other projects. Very nice work. I love the woods. Mango stools!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 10-19-2013 03:19 PM

Simple but effective,well done.

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#3 posted 10-19-2013 10:25 PM

Thats pretty darned clever Harvey… Nice thinking outside the box sir

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#4 posted 10-20-2013 01:08 AM

Nice solution to your problem, well done.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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