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On a recent project, I needed to drill some angled holes. The task is a piece of cake with this shop-made jig. It’s quick to build and easily clamps to your drill press table.

To make setup fast, I marked the base with lines to indicate where to locate the bar for different angles.

The jig is just a plywood base and top with a hardwood cleat. The top is connected to the base with a continuous hinge. Finally, a hardwood index bar is sandwiched between the base and top to set the drilling angle.

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