achuck49 Posted January 9, 2015 Share #1 Posted January 9, 2015 Greetings My steady stream of questions never seem to end. I study build logs many times a week as well as the other forums to learn all that I can. One problem that I have and must have missed the solution is how to drill straight holes through dowels, in particular the sides. I make a lot of ships in a bottles (these are very thin dowels) for grand-kids and silent auctions at charity groups. When working on any scale ship, accurate placement of mast or spar holes is essential. I have created "V's" out of wood to cradle the dowel and help to center it, but then the very thin drill bits will often bend and roll off target. I have filed a flat spot to try to help stay on target, but it does not mean that there will be consistent results across all of the stock of dowels. I have a Dremel with work station, push drill, and hand drill that I turn manually so there is no shortage of tools or bits. Any suggestions for consistent results??? Chuck GLakie 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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