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Hammer Anvil

From time to time, I need to use a small anvil in my shop. My machinist's vise has a small anvil surface but it's often obstructed by the jaws of the vise and not easy to use.

A quick way to provide a temporary anvil is to use a 2 lb. hammer and your woodworking vice. To get more gripping power and protect the vise, I put the hammer between two flat boards and tighten the vise (see drawing at right).

The exposed end of the hammer head provides an excellent anvil surface for peening rivets and other small metal work needs.

Francis Hyden Hempstead, New York

Drilling Guide

When I can't use a drill press and need to use a hand drill, I have a hard time drilling straight holes. So I made a simple drilling guide for use with my hand drill to help keep the holes I drill perpendicular to the work surface.

This drilling guide is easy to make. To get started you'll just need to find a 21/2" long by Vk" wide piece of scrap wood.

Then all you need to do is cut a V-shaped notch along one edge of the block, like you see in the drawing at the left. Remove the waste from the notch and your done.

To use the drilling guide, simply "nest" the drill bit into the V-shaped notch when starting to drill. The notch will help you orient your drill bit so that it is perfectly square. And it won't interfere with the positioning of the drill bit on the workpiece.

Donald Sterner Yuungstown, Ohio

Viii-i-avci — Tlfitr.h drill bit (u ivt>rfcpitti

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