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xx   DRILL

Guide block prevents Forstner bits from "wandering" when used with a portable drill.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #12 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 10

Use a small wooden propeller on your drill bit to blow away wood chips.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #16 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 12

Jig for drilling holes perpendicular to the work piece when using a portable electric drill.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #28 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 16

Improve the accuracy of a "Portalign" drill guide by using outriggers or "skis" when drilling narrow stock.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #47 Oct 1995 pg. 28

Jig for drilling a hole in the exact center of a turned spindle. Useful when repairing chair spindles with broken or damaged tenons.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #49 Dec 1995 pg. 28

Shop test of three quick-change drill-and-drive systems. (1) Chuck-adaptor system, (2) drill-flip-drive system and (3) the removable-sleeve system evaluated.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #66 Jun 1998 pg. 50

A jig to guide and support a drill bit so it cannot flex or wander when drilling holes 12" deep or longer.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #70 Dec 1998 pg. 38

Simple jig for drilling a perfectly straight (perpendicular) hole using a portable drill.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #89 Oct 2001 pg. 26

Tip: Tape a spirit level to the side of a drill to help you see when the drill is level.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1987 (v.65#4) pg. 70

Small, stick-on bubble-type level on top of a drill helps you drill straight.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1991 (v.14#9) pg. 9

Attachments for your 1/4" electric drill.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #79 Apr 1964 (v.14#2) pg. 42

A look at the accessories that can extend the functions of a portable electric drill. Tips on what you need to use the drill for grinding, shaping, wood turning, mixing, pumping, screw driving, polishing, sanding, buffing, and scraping.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #141 Jan 1973 (v.23#1) pg. 44

Electric drill accessories. Part 1. A summary of accessories available including power bits, hole saw, masonry bits, drill stands, right angle attachment, disk rasp, sanding and polishing discs, tapered hole cutter and knife sharpener.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #179 Mar 1977 (v.27#2) pg. 48

Electric drill accessories. Part 2. A look at paint mixers, drill bit sharpeners, power screwdriver and bits, rotary files and rasps, wire brushes and cleaners, cushioned sanding and polishing, power cables and snakes, socket sets, pilot hole bits and mower blade sharpener.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #180 Apr 1977 (v.27#3) pg. 44

Electric drill accessories. Part 3. Covers edge cutters, router rasps, planer attachments, mortising, tongue, groove and beveling attachments.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #181 May-Jun 1977 (v.27#4) pg. 30

Tip: How to make a cradle that will exert enough pressure on a drill handle so you can drill hard steel.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #207 Mar 1980 (v.30#3) pg. 108

The one-drill workshop. A look at the many accessories available for the portable electric drill.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #218 Apr 1981 (v.31#4) pg. 30

Tip shows how to make a wall-mounted holder for a portable power drill from a piece of PVC pipe.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #315 Feb 1991 (v.41#2) pg. 100

Jig for a portable drill will keep your drill bits at 90-degrees to the board you're drilling.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #363 Nov 1995 (v.45#10) pg. 22

Tips show how to keep a drill bit perfectly horizontal when drilling into a vertical surface or vertical when drilling into a horizontal surface.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #372 Oct 1996 (v.46#9) pg. 66

Tip shows how a notched 2x4 can be used as a guide for drilling a hole that slants at two different angles.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #383 Nov 1997 (v.47#10) pg. 24

Tip on improving the angled drilling block lets you see to set the drill point exactly on the mark before starting to drill.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #394 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 (v.49#1) pg. 20

Jig for drilling long, accurate holes from edge to edge across the width of a board.
FINE WOODWORKING #46 May-Jun 1984 pg. 18

How to bore angled holes like those required when making spindle back chairs.
FINE WOODWORKING #46 May-Jun 1984 pg. 76

Drilling and driving. A buyer's guide to combination quick-change drill, counterbore/countersink, and driver systems.
FINE WOODWORKING #131 Jul-Aug 1998 pg. 76

Tip on using bronze bushings as drill guides.
FINE WOODWORKING #137 Jul-Aug 1999 pg. 18

Get more from your drill. A guide to accessories and jigs for your portable drill. Includes instructions for making a sanding station, centering drill guide, edge drilling guide, and radial hole guide.
HOME MECHANIX #722 Jun 1988 (v.84) pg. 44

Using a drill guide to increase the hole-boring accuracy of a portable electric drill.
HOME MECHANIX #742 Feb 1990 (v.86) pg. 8
Correction HOME MECHANIX #744 Apr 1990 (v.86) pg. 6

Build a simple cradle to hold a portable electric drill when using it for grinding, polishing, and wire brushing small objects.
HOMEOWNER May 1984 (v.9#4) pg. 8

Tip shows how to make a guide for drilling angled holes.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1978 (v.3#4) pg. 30

A look at power tools that rasp, file, brush and strip. Emphasis is on drill accessories and brushes for a bench grinder.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1979 (v.4#3) pg. 99

Tip: Drill caddy, permanently attached to a stepladder, holds an electric drill when not in use.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1982 (v.7#3) pg. 7

A different angle. Build a simple plywood jig and bring the hassles of angle drilling to an end. Facilitates drilling holes at an angle on an edge or an end of a part.
KITPLANES Nov 1993 (v.10#11) pg. 79

Shop test of the System Zenses, a series of jigs and rotary cutters powered by an electric drill. Does dowelling, rabbets, dovetails and other cabinet joints.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #524 Jan 1972 (v.68) pg. 101

How to turn a hand-held portable electric drill into a miniature drill press by using one of the commercially available drill stands.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #546 Nov 1973 (v.69) pg. 45

Attachment for portable electric drills reviewed. They include grinders, sanders, saws, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #575 Apr 1976 (v.72) pg. 116

Cutters and planers for your drill. A look at the drill cutters known as System Zenses.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #581 Oct 1976 (v.72) pg. 32

Homemade jig, made from two pieces of pipe, clamps into the tool rest hole of a lathe. It serves to hold the correct angle when drilling several holes at an angle into wood. The drill bit is passed through the hole in one pipe, then into the wood.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Feb 1977 (v.8#1) pg. 30

Tip: Simple jig for drilling holes to a specific depth in wood.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1983 (v.4#6) pg. 22

Get more from your power hand drill. A product test of several accessories.
NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1984 (v.5#9) pg. 60

Solid-state speed control circuit for an electric drill.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Apr 1997 (v.14#4) pg. 58

Portable drill and stand make a good router.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1963 (v.119#1) pg. 184

How to shape your own moldings with a portable drill and bench using rotary wood rasps.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1971 (v.136#4) pg. 178

Roll-away workshop holds both router and drill stands. Router table retracts into cabinet for storage. Drill press attachement for small drill is mounted on top of cabinet. There is room for other small tool storage.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1974 (v.142#4) pg. 70F

A look at many of the special drill bits and accessories which make your portable drill one of your most valuable tools. Includes several tips on using the drill.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1975 (v.144#1) pg. 78

You can do almost anything with a drill and the right accessories. A look at available accessories and drills.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1978 (v.150#2) pg. 98

Drilling guide you can build from scrap. Helps drill holes at an angle into flat pieces of wood. Jig is adjustable for various angles and various drill bit sizes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1978 (v.150#3) pg. 200

Tips on using drum sanders and flap sanders on an electric drill. Includes tip on making your own small-diameter sanding drum from a dowel.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1981 (v.155#4) pg. 132

Great woodworking jigs for your shop. Part 1. (1) Portable drill angle guide. (2) Drill press angle guide.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1983 (v.160#5) pg. 104

Power tool jigs for portable drills that give drill-press precision. (1) Horizontal boring jig. (2) Spacing guide for holes that must be a uniform distance from an edge. (3) Self-centering jig automatically centers holes regardless of stock size.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1994 (v.171#11) pg. 100

Table converts electric hand drill to drill press.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1963 (v.182#3) pg. 148

A 1/4" drill carrier that features drill bit storage and a built-in extension cord.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1964 (v.184#4) pg. 192

Fasten your drill to workbench for wire brushing, grinding, etc. with pipe nipple and flange.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1964 (v.185#5) pg. 129

A look at many of the accessories for your hand held electric drill.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1971 (v.199#5) pg. 112

Put your portable drill on a drill stand to increase its usefulness. A review of commercial units, plus wooden jigs you can make to increase their usefulness.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1974 (v.204#3) pg. 126

A second base for your portable drill press stand accessory has a built-in V-clamp. Use it when drilling pipe. Also allows the entire drill press to be clamped onto a water pipe or other pipe into which you wish to drill.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1974 (v.204#5) pg. 170

Vertical holder for portable drill lets you make accurate holes in material too wide for the throat of a drill press.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1977 (v.210#4) pg. 188

Tip: A bubble level mounted on top of a drill will aid in drilling accurate 90-degree holes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1978 (v.212#2) pg. 131

Tip on making a 90-degree drilling guide from a corner bracket and brass tubing.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #86 Sep 1995 (v.15#2) pg. 7

Wooden rack (holster) attaches to pegboard and holds a portable electric drill and cord.
SHOPNOTES #38 Mar 1998 (v.7) pg. 4

Jig for drilling accurate holes through aircraft wing spars so that they enter and exit at the exact location required.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1989 (v.38#7) pg. 38

Jig for drilling holes through a wooden wing spar so that they exactly match up with the holes in the metal fitting being attached. Drilling uses only a portable electric drill.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1993 (v.42#7) pg. 72

Drilling long holes accurately. Modify a C-clamp to guide a drill bit between starter holes on each side of a 4" thick spar using a portable drill.
SPORT AVIATION Oct 1994 (v.43#10) pg. 124

Simple jig serves as a perpendicular drilling guide for a portable drill.
WOOD MAGAZINE #42 Apr 1991 (v.8#3) pg. 16

Make a drill-bit guide from a mason's trowel. Especially useful when trying to drill into metal using a portable electric drill.
WOOD MAGAZINE #69 Apr 1994 (v.11#3) pg. 22

Tip on using a handscrew clamp and piece of 2x4 stock to provide sufficient support when using a drill guide to bore holes in the edge of narrow stock.
WOOD MAGAZINE #87 Apr 1996 (v.13#3) pg. 20

Guide block for boring holes in the ends of long workpieces using a portable drill.
WOOD MAGAZINE #122 Mar 2000 (v.17#2) pg. 41

Technique for temporarily attaching a bull's-eye level to a portable drill so that you can drill holes exactly vertical.
WOOD MAGAZINE #142 Jun-Jul 2002 (v.19#4) pg. 27

Tip: Make a simple wooden jig to assist you in drilling holes in the end of a narrow piece of wood (as required when butt joining using dowel pins.)
WOODSMITH #1 Jan 1979 pg. 6

Angle drilling. Three jigs for drilling holes at an angle. Two are designed to work with a drill press and one with a portable drill. One of them is designed to hold dowels or turned legs securely while drilling.
WOODSMITH #4 Jul 1979 pg. 10

Tip: Drill guide for the row of holes needed with L-shaped shelf supports.
WOODSMITH #18 Nov 1981 pg. 3

Tip: Use a portable drill equipped with a "Portalign Drill Guide" for drum sanding curves on large work pieces.
WOODSMITH #52 Aug 1987 pg. 3

How to bore holes symmetrically (equally spaced) around the edge of a circular piece. Involves using your lathe, a homemade dividing plate (index plate) and a homemade drilling guide which fits into the tool holder.
WOODWORKER #1061 Apr 1982 (v.86) pg. 242

Two methods to drill turned stool legs at exact right angles.
WOODWORKER #1088 Jul 1984 (v.88) pg. 463
Added Info WOODWORKER #1090 Sep 1984 (v.88) pg. 623

How to modify the Wolfcraft heavy-duty drill stand to improve adjustability.
WOODWORKER #1105 Dec 1985 (v.89) pg. 984

Tip: How to adapt a heavy-duty drill stand for use as a light press for gluing small items.
WOODWORKER #1108 Mar 1986 (v.90#3) pg. 261

Dead eye drilling. An ingenious aid to accurate drilling at a specific angle with a portable electric drill. Ideal for drilling angled holes in the bottom of a stool for the splayed legs.
WOODWORKER Jul 1988 (v.92#7) pg. 578

Drilling jigs. (1) Adjustable wedge (10-25 degrees) for use with a drill press. (2) Adjustable wedge for use with a portable drill when drilling end-on for dowels.
WOODWORKER Jun 1989 (v.93#6) pg. 553

Base for a small drill stand which allows it to be clamped onto a "Workmate" bench for use.
WOODWORKER Feb 1990 (v.94#2) pg. 163

Tip: Use this wooden guide to drill a hole square to the work piece when using a hand-held drill.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1982 (v.6#1) pg. 38

Making a drill guideblock for splayed legs.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1987 (v.11#5) pg. 20

Jig idea for drilling a hole in the exact center of the end of a dowel, walking stick, etc.
WOODWORKING TODAY #28 Feb 1992 pg. 11

Photographs illustrate the variety of accessories available for electric drills.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1969 (v.25#5) pg. 8

Replacement base for portable-drill stands. This unit allows the column to be tilted. It holds the work being drilled securely by means of built-in clamps. Can also be used without the drill as a clamp, arbor press or general work holder.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1974 (v.30#3) pg. 35

Simple jig made from wood is used to drill a series of holes (in a straight line) along a piece of lumber.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1979 (v.35#5) pg. 43

Tip: Empty plastic detergent bottle serves as a "holster" for electric drill.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1982 (v.38#4) pg. 9

Convert your portable electric drill into a tabletop drill press or horizontal boring machine with this drill stand made from lumber, plywood and pipe.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1984 (v.40#6) pg. 102
Added Info WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1985 (v.41#2) pg. 95

Simple three-piece jig aids in drilling holes at a specific angle.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1986 (v.42#5) pg. 30

Tip describes how to make drilling guides from wooden paint stirring sticks.
WORKBENCH Oct 1997 (v.53#5) pg. 14