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Oneway Drill Wizard

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by Sean Boyle, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Sean Boyle

    Sean Boyle

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    I could use one of these for a project I am currently working on but don't see a lot of future use and not willing to spend $120 does anyone have photos or Ideas for a home made jig
     

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  2. charlie knighton

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    email john lucas
     
  3. hockenbery

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    Sean,

    A quick and dirty that won't be machinist accuracy is turn a length that fits in your tool post holder on a 1x1. (use A hard hardwood like Hard maple, purple heart....)
    Leaving a square section. Then saw a vee in the top.
    Lay the drill bit in the groove. I usually set the height with the drill bit centered on the lath center. An angles with a protractor square.

    This is accurate enough for drilling stool mortises in the legs and seat where "close" is good enough.
     
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  4. nicktodd

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    I bought the drill wizard for a some bases I did for a glass artists. I was well worth the price. I found a couple other uses for it, including a rotary tool. You have to consider how much is you time worth too.
     
  5. john lucas

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    It's simple. Take a square piece of wood about 10" long. Turn a tenon to fit your banjo. Drill a hole the size to fit your drill bit. Now simply slide the banjo into position and adjust the wooden jig up or down or even twist it if you want to drill at an angle. To drill to a certain depth just put tape on the bit to show you where to stop. I e used this method for years for all sorts of inlays
     
  6. gary rock

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    If I didn't have one already, would jump on this. Been using mine for years. Love it.

    Gary:cool2:
     
  7. Hal Taylor

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    John, I've only had one cup of coffee this morning and I cannot picture what you describe regarding "drill a hole the size of your drill bit". Could you include a picture?
     
  8. Pete Blair

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    I bought one . .

    I bought one when I returned to wood turning. Don't suppose you live anywhere near me on the Wet Coast of BC? I would be happy to loan it to you for your project.
     
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  10. Sean Boyle

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    Thanks for all the ideas Hockenberry I think your suggestion is the way I will go as I can visualise it. Pete thanks for the offer but I am in North Eastern Ontario
     
  11. Pete Blair

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    Good luck Sean!!!
     
  12. john lucas

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    Sean Mike's link shows approximately what I did. I just a square piece of wood because it's easier to drill the holes perfectly perpendicular to the shaft of wood.
     
  13. Sean Boyle

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    I found the perfect solution order it. It came in today. I played around with some of the suggestion but it wasn't working for me. I have also spent more for tools that rarely get used but become handy the few times you need them. Once again thanks for the suggestions
     
  14. Rick Taylor

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    Sean,
    What was the solution you came up with? Might help us in the future.
    Thanks in advance,
    Rick
     
  15. Sean Boyle

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    Rick

    Order it. It came in Today I am the proud owner of a drill wizard
     
  16. Rick Taylor

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    Thanks Sean, I thought that was what you meant-just checking. I hope it works out well for you!
    Rick
     

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