Drilling Holes on the Lathe

comments (5) January 16th, 2011 in Jigs

danmosheim dan mosheim, contributor
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loose tenon in there
perfect !!
quick cad sketch
use it for bed post holes too
annoying drill press setup

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Photo: all photos dan mosheim

last week we had to make a turning longer than our lathe. we always have to do this when we make a bed post, but usually we set up the drill press in an agonizing, tedious manner ... i only had to do oe truning and someone was using the drill press so i figured it was time to make a lathe jig .. it worked slick ... there are more instructions and larger photos and more text on my dorset custom furniture blog.

posted in: Jigs, how to, jig, bed, bed posts, long turnings

Comments (5)

Alashop Alashop writes: The tip for the type of drill bit to use is helpful too! Nice Jig.
Posted: 8:02 am on May 12th

EVOWOOD EVOWOOD writes: Excellent jig,great for standard lamps.I will be making one for my lathe.
All the best Cranky evo, West Aust
Posted: 9:00 pm on July 15th

woodpuppy woodpuppy writes: I have a shopsmith, which works great for drilling horz. holes. I will apply your idea to the shopsmith, it should make drilling the hole as easy as you're doing if not easier because it is basically a horz. drill press and lathe in one which makes it perfect for this. Thanks for sharing a great idea. You may want to purchase a shopsmith just for an application like this. They sell very inexpenively on ebay.
Posted: 6:45 pm on March 11th

danmosheim danmosheim writes: hmmm ... they are out there .. try woodcraft or woodworkers supply ... dan
Posted: 7:47 am on January 22nd

jagger55 jagger55 writes: I need a switch to turn on my dust extractor when I turn on my power saw or plainer
Posted: 7:58 am on January 19th

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