For a closet-organizer project, I needed a line of peg holes at a 7-1⁄2° angle in a single board. This jig—a fence and shim attached to a simple base—made the task easy. To make the fence, use MDF or scrap about the same thickness as the workpiece. Rip a bevel matching the desired angle along one edge and fasten the fence securely to the base. Next, butt the workpiece lengthwise against the fence and tilt the stock until its edge makes full contact with the bevel. Then slide the shim into place underneath so that it supports the workpiece at the correct angle to hold it snug against the fence. You can fasten the shim in place with clamps or hot-melt glue. Set up to drill by positioning the jig with the line of holes centered under the bit, then clamp the base to the table. After drilling a hole, slide the workpiece along the fence to the next hole location. John Cusimano, Lansdale, PA
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