Drilling holes in long stock

NOTE:

seat slab is edge-olued from two pikes of 8/4 stock (1w thick)

NOTE:

seat slab is edge-olued from two pikes of 8/4 stock (1w thick)

deep cove

SEAT (FRONT SECTION)

SEAT (FRONT SECTION)

SEAT (BACK SECTION)

MARK CENTERUNES ON WORKPIECE AND TEMPLATE

SEAT (BACK SECTION)

MARK CENTERUNES ON WORKPIECE AND TEMPLATE

MARK LOCATION OF > SPINDLES ON TEMPLATE, THEN DRILL HOLES TO FIT SCRATCH AWL

3"

RIP PIECE OF 2x4 AT 8" BEVEL TO SUPPORT

WORKPIECE WHILE DRILLING ANGLED HOLES

RIP PIECE OF 2x4 AT 8" BEVEL TO SUPPORT

WORKPIECE WHILE DRILLING ANGLED HOLES

BEVELED SUPPORT

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You need about five hands to balance a long, heavy workpiece on the drill press table. Especially when drilling angled holes. So before drilling the holes in the back half of the seat, I made a support platform and bolted it to the drill press table, see Fig. 1.

Start with a piece of V4 "-thick plywood 2" longer and under than the workpiece. Then screw a short fence at the back edge of the platform. After attaching a beveled block to the platform, the angled holes can be drilled with two hands, see Fig. 2.

SUPPORT PLATFORM

IS CUT FROM W--THICK PLYWOOD

BACK

FENCE

SUPPORT PLATFORM

IS CUT FROM W--THICK PLYWOOD

BACK

FENCE

NOTE:

CUT PLATFORM 2" LONGER AND WIDER THAN PIECE TO BE DRILLED

NOTE:

CUT PLATFORM 2" LONGER AND WIDER THAN PIECE TO BE DRILLED

I didn't make the layout template just for marking the position of the spindles. There was another reason — the template can be used when setting up the table saw for cutting a cove on the seat blank.

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