Making a Tage Frid-Style Stool: Time to Drill Holes for the Legs

STEP 4: SET UP THE ANGLES AT THE DRILL PRESS

At the drill press, orient the seat blank so the drill bit will be in line with Angle A and tilted so it will be in line with Angle B. Use your reference lines to position the wood. This process involves moving things around until you are satisfied with the angles. Clamp a fence perpendicular to the center line of the drill press and set the seat blank on it so it tilts forward. Clamp a small piece of wood to the table to register against the front right corner of the seat blank. woodworking tips and techniques woodworking tricks

Lining up seat on drill press

Orient the board so the line for Angle A lines up with center of drill press. woodworking tips and techniques woodworking tricks

Set your engineer’s square on the table and move the fence (and the clamped piece of wood, if necessary) to change the tilt of the seat blank until the line for Angle B is parallel to the upright of the square. Confirm the angle with your bevel gauge. woodworking tips and techniques woodworking tricks

Engineer square checking angle

When the line for Angle B is parallel to the upright of the engineer’s square, you have the correct angle. woodworking tips and techniques woodworking tricks

Square and bevel gauge

Your bevel gauge should line up with the original line on the front face of the seat blank, confirming your angles are correct. woodworking tips and techniques woodworking tricks

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