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Drill down on angled faces

One of my projects required drilling a recess for a magnet on an angled face, so I came up with this little trick to do it without tilting my drill-press table. Just cut a complementary angle in a piece of scrap to raise the workpiece surface parallel with the drill-press table. Tape that scrap beneath your workpiece and clamp both pieces between the jaws of a handscrew for better control.
—Charles Mak, Calgary, Alta.

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