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  • joepaulbutler
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    How is things Denney?
    . . . JoeB

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  • drhandrich
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    that is a good tip. thanks

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  • Bob K.
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    Thanks for the tip!

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  • Soggy
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    Good tip!.... some times, the simplest way is the best way ( and cheapest )
    Thanks for posting
    Wayne

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  • Arthur C.
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    Simple and effective!

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

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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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