Oak peg rail rack made without a drill press

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Project by Scott posted 01-30-2019 10:47 PM 625 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t have a drill press but I wanted the pegs to be uniform on the rack, so I used my portable drill on a sled which slides between two guides. Then the rack base is clamped to a jig which is set at the appropriate angle. After each hole is made, just unclamp the rack and move it to the next hole location and reclamp. I also use a wood stop in front of the sled to set the depth of the holes.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#1 posted 01-30-2019 10:58 PM

not thats innovation,nice job gettin it done.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 01-31-2019 02:05 AM

It worked.


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 01-31-2019 03:13 AM

Clever solution. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 01-31-2019 07:20 AM

Now why would one need a drill press when a jig like that is available.
No doubt brad point drills were used first up?

You forgot to mention the final size of the pegs used as well …so what size are they please?

Mathias Wandell and Izzy Swan would be impressed no doubt.
You have certainty pegged that one …Good Job… and wait there is more,whats it for?

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 01-31-2019 01:07 PM

robscastle – I didn’t use brad point bits, but my regular bits seemed to work just fine to get things lined up reasonably well. The pegs are 3/8 diameter. This rack is mounted in the kitchen and hangs aprons, grocery bags, etc…

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#6 posted 02-01-2019 09:39 AM

Ta…keep up the good work

-- Regards Rob

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