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Adjustable V-Block System

Adjustable V-Block System If you’ve ever tried to drill a hole in a dowel or odd-shaped object (like a turned leg), you probably know how frustrating a job it can be. It’s a real challenge to hold these kinds of workpieces steady and accurately on the flat table of a drill press. And it’s even trickier if you have to drill an angled hole. Usually, I wind up cobbling together some jury-rigged device to support the workpiece in question. But since building this adjustable V-block system, that’s no longer a problem. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra. (See download link above)