Boring holes in cylindrical stock
To make the simple V-block jig shown above, mark a right-angle V on the end of a piece of solid stock that is long enough to hold your workpiece. Then, adjust the blade angle on your table saw to 45° and align one cutting line with the blade. Butt the rip fence against the stock and feed the board to cut the first side of the V. Reverse the piece and make the second cut. To use the jig, secure it to the drill table so the drill bit touches the center of the V when the quill is extended. Hold the workpiece in the V, aligning the bit over the cutting mark, set the drilling depth, and bore the hole (above).