Drill Press Jig for long stock

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Project by MrNorwood posted 12-04-2013 07:24 PM 3816 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Whipped this little handy jig up in about 20 minute in my workshop, better known as my half of the garage to my better half. I’m working on a cupcake tower (pix to come) for my sister and needed to drill some holes in a couple of 4in dowel rods. I thought about making the small pen turning press jig, but I figure I’d be drilling much longer stock in the future so this jig won that battle. It’s made of 100% scrap wood, pine 2×4, 1x whitewood board, and a small piece of 220 grit sandpaper, attached with double sided tape, to hold the stock in place. Currently, I use a 6in bar clamp to hold the stock in place, but I think I’m going to add a toggle clamp for easier access. Enjoy!

Thanks for looking

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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#1 posted 12-04-2013 07:45 PM

Good job,

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#2 posted 12-05-2013 12:43 AM

Sheer genius plus using recycled wood!

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#3 posted 12-05-2013 12:46 AM

Slick Idea, especially for a bench top DP.

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#4 posted 12-05-2013 04:15 AM

Great job

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#5 posted 12-05-2013 07:47 AM

Wow. I could have used this yesterday. I just found out my bench top DP head can be clocked. I was drilling holes for inserts in walnut dowels to become my vise handles. Trying to get everything lined up and secure hanging over the edge of the bench was a pain. I stopped at one hole until I found an easier method. Thanks for sharing. Your jig is going to make this way better. I like the tape and sand paper feature. I will definitely do this.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#6 posted 12-05-2013 04:57 PM


I like the way you swung the head around to make things clear.

It seems like every time I do something with the drill press, I have to make a jig.
I just posted some DP jig the other day.


-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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