Saturday, June 28, 2014

Horizontal and Angle Drilling


In my last video I said I would add some features to my my mini lathe. I made a system for the drill so I
could drill horizontally and drill angles. It has a handle, stop block and depth gauge. The drill works well for small pieces and can drill precise angles.
I cut another slide to fit the slot used for the mini lathe. It was then carefully cut on the table saw at 30°.

To make the miter I used a piece of 3/4 inch Baltic Birch and drew a half circle. I do own routers, but sometimes I find I can set up my drill press easier and quicker than setting setter up my router.

I used a Wixey gauge to give me the correct numbers for the degrees for the miter. I used a fine tip felt pen and made some reference marks.


A small handle was made with the band saw and belt sander, I gave it a coat of lacquer since it will get a lot of use and it will stay clean and feel better.









A stop block and a depth gauge was easily added for controlled drilling.
I tested my first piece and randomly drilled  at different angles. I placed pencils in a block to give an example how it works. This method works quite well and the angles can easily be adjusted very quickly.



         Here is my first pocket hole.
Here I used a Forstner bit and drilled a scrap and made my first pocket hole. It turned out not too bad and I will be using this more often.


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11 comments:

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    1. Sorry I missed your comment till now. I am glad you liked it, and thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thanks for sharing your experiences. I'm doing some research on woodworking. I want to improve my woodworking skill to do some interesting things like you. So your post is quite helpful.

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    1. Scott, I am glad you found this helpful, let me know how things go.

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  3. Interesting blog. I am so glad i found it, there are so many tips, photos. I'll send the link to my brother because he wants to change his kitchen furniture and to do it himself. Thanks

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    1. Thanks for checking it out, I hope the information helps.

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  4. I am also a DIY. Especially, i enjoy your product. Perhaps, this article is one of your post that you like most. These wood tools are both nice and beneficial.

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  5. So smart, you gave it a coat of lacquer since it will get a lot of use and it will stay clean and feel better. Thank for sharing your experiences.

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  6. I must agree with your tips. It is quite similar to the basic sanding guides I follow personally when I am working with wood.

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  7. They are generally not intended for drilling into wood or other similar materials. Rotary hammer drills use a special bit designed not to slip in the chuck. The most common types are the SDS and spline drive. awesome blog

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