Shop Made Drawbore Pins
The laminated wood top for my new woodworking bench is coming along well (but slowly).
In preparation for eventually joining the legs of the workbench to the top, I made myself a set of drawboring pins this weekend. I intend to experiment with drawboring these joints for maximum strength and durability.
My drawbore pins are based on Chris Schwarz’s “Drawboring Resurrected” article on the WKFinetools website here:
As Chris recommended, I bought a cheap set of “alignment tools” from Sears. Sears sells an
eight-piece set of punches and alignment tools under its “Companion” brand ($6 total). Two of the eight tools are alignment pins that can be modified into drawbore pines. The model number of the set was
I followed the directions in the article, and using some scrap mahogany from the desk project, I came up with these:
One small and one large. Slight tapered and hex handles to make it easier to “torque” the tools when using them.
I’ll try them out on the workbench in a week or two.