How to Drill Clean Holes on an Edge

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Introduction: How to Drill Clean Holes on an Edge

About: Mostly, I study chemistry but sometimes I work wood. Also, the game.

Hey everyone!

Here's a (very) quick take on how to drill clean holes on a 90° edge without hassle and avoiding wood splitting.

All you need is some scrapwood and two clamps. Let's do it!

Step 1: Prepare Scrap Wood & Drill

We need two pieces of scrapwood, a straight one (A) and one onto which we cut an angle which will be the angle of our hole (B). (Refer to pictures above)

Once the angle alpha has been cut on B, a hole is drilled perpendicular to the face we just made.

The pieces are then clamped to the piece of wood as pictured and a hole is drilled in the angle. Easy peasy.

No splinting, no ripping, everything is easy and we can set this at the angle we want! That means we dont have to drill at 45° which opens up a world of possibilities.

Thanks for reading :)

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    That's a good, simple trick. Mentally logged away for future use - thanks!!

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    Hope you'll use it someday!

    I will for sure. Many tables have legs that are attached to the skirt with bolts that extend from a corner of the table legs. That's where I see this trick coming in handy for me at least, to drill those bolt holes in table legs. Good stuff : )

    Very elegant and easy. Voted!

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    Thanks for the kind words and the vote, friend!

    Brilliant! I can use this immediately on a project this weekend.

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    I'm really glad to hear that :)