Jig for drilling holes perpendicular to a circular circumfrence

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Forum topic by wakinews posted 11-30-2017 01:50 PM 687 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-30-2017 01:50 PM

Hello fellow woodworkers, How can i drill holes on the perimeter of a circular piece of wood in order to insert dowels to make a starbust frame.

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#2 posted 12-01-2017 12:38 AM

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#3 posted 12-01-2017 02:19 AM

I have a jig a bit like MrRon, but not exactly the same. I call mine a V jig, but whatever…
I have a drill press, so this assumes you have one:

I made a a base out of 3/4” pine that six inches across and a foot long. Then I have second and third layers constructed of two 3/4” pieces of pine that i glued together also 6” x 12”. I sawed a 45 degree channel in the center of the two (which split them) and then glued up on the full size base. I made it this big so I could also drill out holes in wine bottles, etc… to make lamps. The attached pic comes from Jax Design found on google images. They are basically what I think would work for you. Remember to clamp it all up.

Hope this helps!


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#4 posted 12-01-2017 04:16 AM

Thanks alot Dough and gwilki but i was looking for something like below and managed to make one.

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