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Drilling Compound Angles

I use this jig frequently when making chairs. Designed to be used on the drill press, it makes accurate work of boring holes at compound angles. I made the jig with three pieces of 7*1-in.-thick maple, hinging the pieces on adjacent edges as shown. I cut each one about an inch larger than the drill press table and then glued ledger strips around the perimeter of the bottom one. This keeps the jig firmly in place.

To adjust the angle I got a pair of sliding lid supports. For heavier duty applications you could use the hardware made for awning windows. By drilling a hole down through all three pieces to match the one in the cast iron table, the jig can be left permanently installed.

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