STEP 3: JOINING TWO WORKPIECE EDGES TOGETHER
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Install the drill bit you're planning to use in the chuck.
Using a square, draw vertical lines on the two adjoining edges, at each location where you will be placing a dowel.
Align your bit's tip with one of your vertical lines and move your worktable up or down until the tip of the bit is half the distance of your boards' thickness (an approximation is acceptable).
Loosen the quill lock handle on the front side of the headstock...
Now, move your bit toward the workpiece until its cutting edges (not the point) are touching the edge of your workpiece.
Rotate the quill lock dial to the hole depth you want... and lock this setting by tightening the quill feed stop handle on the back side of the headstock. This will limit bit travel to this depth.
Note: Adjust the quill stop mechanism to bore your holes to half the length of the dowels you're using, plus about 1/32" to 1/16"
Turn on the machine, adjust to the appropriate speed recommended for your bit size and type and material you're drilling.
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See How Simple That Was!
Now that you've learned all about your Shopsmith Horizontal Boring Machine, you're ready to move on to the next woodworking operation -- using the Shopsmith 12" Disc Sander. Watch your Mailbox for the Disc Sanding email, Coming soon!
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- Knowing Your Machine
- Getting Ready
- Table Saw
- Drill Press
- Horizontal Boring
- Disc Sanding
- Over-Table Router
- Under-Table Shaper
- Making a Project