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I used my 8" Drill Press to drill the holes, but I didn't get the center. I rotated the table to the top was facing to the side, then I set our fence, and C-clamped the wood into place. The Idea was to get the same hole in each piece, which I did achieve, even if they weren't centered. Have you had any of the problems I mentioned above, with the wooden pins sticking in their holes?
So I saw this Instructable about a week ago, so I decided to make it for my grandpa for Christmas. I did a few things that might be interesting to you. First, I used metal pins. Quarter inch steel, which I thought (and was right), that they would be heavier and therefore easier to be pushed outwards by Centrifugal force. I also didn't want wooden pins to stick on the holes and not slide when they needed to. I also used Maple, which, reading through the comments seemed like I wasn't the only person to use a different kind of wood. When I drilled the first set of holes, I didn't get them perfectly centered on the sticks, which made it much more difficult to drill the holes in the sides later on. Any tips for making sure the sticks are perfectly square before drilling?