Drilling the Hole for the Connecting Rod

Using a 1/4" Forsner bit in my drill press I drilled a 1/4" deep hole in the middle of the pieces of dowel I just cut.


Anonymous's picture

Seems to me you have the dowels at right angles to where they need to be for drilling.

Benjamen Johnson's picture

It's been a while since I posted this, but I think the reason I have the dowel positioned that way is that I drilled holes in several dowels with the depth stop set. If you look closely you'll see the vise has V-grooves in one jaw that allow me to position the dowel repeatably at the same height.

One might argue that with the V-groove the dowel is less likely to move than if it was rotated 90 degrees, but I have experience with this vise and have found that not to be true.