would this drill bushing work good for bench dog holes or go with router?

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Forum topic by TDog77 posted 03-20-2012 12:15 AM 1887 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-20-2012 12:15 AM

Racking my brain here trying to find a good fix to drill my bench dog holes on my expensive maple top and I know there was a suggestion for this type of system on here and I wanted to see if this is the general idea? I was assuming you would place the bushing in some stock with the 1 inch hole bored from a drill press and press the bushing in and voila.

I would also like to know if you think it would be a better idea all together to just make as deep a cut as possible with a plunge router sporting a 3/4 upcut.

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#1 posted 03-20-2012 12:36 AM

Actually now I am thinking a piece of 2-3 inch hard stock with a plumb hole jig as a guide and a 3/4 standard bit might just be the best option.

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#2 posted 03-20-2012 01:03 AM

That bushing would work, but it would be faster & easier to just use a 3/4” pipe nipple either screwed into a flange or welded to a piece of scrap slat stock.

To locate your holes, sharpen one end of a 3/4” dowel … punch the mark with an awl … set the point of the dowel in the prick mark … slide the jig over the dowel & clamp it in place … remove dowel … drill hole.

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#3 posted 03-20-2012 09:16 PM

Do you have a drill press so you can drill a plumb hole? If you do, use a forstener bit.

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#4 posted 04-04-2012 12:57 AM

Believe it or not, I found that the “old school” bit and brace did the trick for me, a good sharp bit and a block clamped below to prevent tearout works quick and clean. Why mess with power tools?

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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