Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Dusty, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. Dusty

    Dusty Guest

    I’m trying to drill straight and square into end sections of timber to locate cross-dowel nuts and bolts.

    Not going very well!!!

    Can you get some kind of guide or jig that you can fit to timber that will ensure the hole is drilled both straight and square?

    Many Thanks
  2. Gidon

    Gidon New Member

    If you own a drill press, you could drill a small block of hardwood, perfectly square. Then attach this (perhaps adding a couple of lips for clamping) to your end sections. I've used this method successfully a few times.
  3. 7severn7

    7severn7 New Member

    I take it you mean you're trying to drill into end grain. (Always a bggr). I have only ever managed it with accuracy with a bench drill or lathe. What ever you use mast must must hold everything rigidly accurate or even accurately rigid.
  4. Dewy

    Dewy New Member

    Dusty, look on the other forum. I answered you there & included a rough drawing of the jig I made.
    You don't really need steel drill bushes.
    If use some hardwood & drill the holes square with a bench drill that will be enough for a few uses.

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