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  • Drilling mounting hole in a topped.

    I did not have a drill press for many years. When I began I doing toppers for canes and walking sticks I struggled with getting a good straight hole that was square to the base of the topper. Old timers are the benefit of being in a carving club when you are new. One of them showed me this simple trick.
    First make sure the surface you plan to drill is level. I use a bubble level. They are cheap and work well. The next step is to take a one to two inch wide piece of thin metal, something like brass or flashing that is 4 to 5 inches long and bend one end (about 1 inch back) at a 90 degree. It makes it easy to see the bit is going straight down. This will work on any project that you a need a straight hole. Hope it is of some help to someone. You can just use a piece of cardboard.

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    Re: Drilling mounting hole in a topped.

    Carvingbarn, Thanks for the post.
    . . . JoeB
    . . .JoeB

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    • #3
      Re: Drilling mounting hole in a topped.

      Simple and effective!
      Arthur

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      • #4
        Re: Drilling mounting hole in a topped.

        Good tip!.... some times, the simplest way is the best way ( and cheapest )
        Thanks for posting
        Wayne
        If you're looking for me, you'll find me in a pile of wood chips somewhere...

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        • #5
          Re: Drilling mounting hole in a topped.

          Thanks for the tip!
          Keep On Carvin'
          Bob K.

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          • #6
            Re: Drilling mounting hole in a topped.

            that is a good tip. thanks
            Denny

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            • #7
              Re: Drilling mounting hole in a topped.

              How is things Denney?
              . . . JoeB
              . . .JoeB

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