Boring vertical holes

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Forum topic by TomBob posted 10-28-2007 07:03 PM 1351 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-28-2007 07:03 PM

Good day to all!
I am newbie to Lumberjocks and am quite please to have found this place.
In a current project I have the need to bore perfectly vertical/perpendicular holes in a large wood surface. The surface is 5ft X 5ft and many of the desired holes (approx 1.5” deep) are beyound the reach of my drill press. I am looking for a tool/jig that can help me accomplish my goal. Your input is apreciated.

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#1 posted 10-28-2007 11:53 PM

You don’t say how big the holes are but you could make a jig on the drill press with several layers of ply and use a hand drill and Forsner bit. The plunge router sounds good as well. There is also an outfit that mounts on a hand drill to make it work like a portable drill press.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 10-28-2007 11:57 PM

What about one of those super long paddle bits… then use such a jig with one of those jigs for making it so you can bore dog holes with your hand drill… Just stack layers of ply on the surface to compensate for the extreme length of the bit and remove them as you drill. I have one of those paddle bits I use for fishing wire that is about 3 feet long.


-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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#3 posted 10-29-2007 04:11 AM

Rockler has a portable drill guide
That will do what you want.
Works like a centering jig

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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