|Forum topic by Kelly||posted 05-04-2014 05:05 PM||890 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
05-04-2014 05:05 PM
A friend gave me a bag of billiard balls. I figured I’d make some coat racks out of them.
Holding them to drill holes to insert dowels can be a challenge. A quick check returned several good solutions. At first, I had elaborate designs in mind for the means of holding the balls, but items already setting on the drill press table presented a quicker solution.
A piece of plywood I use under material and for drilling test holes had a hole, which was a good size for holding a ball. Another piece of ply near it, for the next drill job needing a clean backer, was perfect for raising a clamp holding the ball.
A quick twist or two and I was ready to ruin billiard balls, and gain a coat rack.