Drilling angled holes..

To make a wine balancer it requires a hole drilled at an angle…so what to do… build a jig for the drill press..

Cut some tapered pieces and make a ramp to hold the blank to be drilled…

Hey… what is this?  I have a Torque WorkCentre….. and one of  the features is the ability to drill holes at any angle… hmmm….. make a jig to hold the blank horizontally on the bed and then drill at the required angle…

Two t-bolts and some knobs to hold the jig in place.. using the winged track… nice…

and a couple of toggle clamps to hold the piece while it is drilled

This worked so well I made 18 balancers..

Shown here hanging on a dowel to let the first coat of Danish Oil to dry…

About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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5 Responses to Drilling angled holes..

  1. Michael Wurm says:


  2. donjoe says:

    Hey Larry, Now that’s the way to make the TWC earn it’s keep. I would like to know also, what’s the angle?

  3. Hvroberts says:

    I have seen these made on other sites, But, I too want to know the angle..

  4. Bill Aplin says:

    Nice work Larry, if only the TWC was available when I started putting things in my shed it might have been first, alas now there’s no room!
    Very interesting to watch what it can do with a good driver!

  5. yaakov says:

    Pretty Cool!

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