Reply To: Hand Drilling Technique

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Reply To: Hand Drilling Technique2015-12-04T09:21:53+00:00
Mike in TN
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Hi Travisg,

First, using a particular tool is not cheating, it is just a choice of technique by the individual craftsman. There are several ways to ensure a perpendicular hole. You could use a well tuned and set beam boring machine if you have one around. You can use a square (or squares) as a reference to check the alignment of a brace-and-bit or an auger. One of the more popular methods right now is to create a v block and to use that to keep the brace at right angles to the bench face.

Have fun

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