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kenneth smith

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Hi folks, Kenneth here, we have had several request for more how to's and tutorials, specifically a request recently and it has been requested by several in the past as to how to drill straight axle holes. John did a video today on that very subject. Be sure to check it out give it a like if you find it helpful and also tell us what type of tutorials you would like to see in the future! Here is the link. Enjoy.

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How did you mark the two sides to know that they were lined up?
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Marked the same distance back and up on both sides if that makes sense. So if it was 1/2 back and 1/4 of inch from the bottom we would do that on both sides. With our last plan we cut axle slots instead of drilling axle holes. It's so much easier to do quickly and with consistency than axle holes. But there Are still times we need holes.
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Kenneth, great video.  I have learned that MY problem is that the hole side of the subject piece of wood is not always 45 degrees from the top and bottom of car block.  I typically use a 9/32 larger drill bit for hole and use a 1/4" axle dowel.  I now run each piece thru table saw to make sure that sides of block is squared 45 degree.  Also I have had to make a pattern for all of my toys (1/8" plywood) since I cut so many each week.  I also use a pattern for train cars which I trace on all cars before I start drilling.    Your solution is probably more accurate.  Thanks for tip!
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thanks Papa Jack. Making a template is definitely the way to go when you are making a lot of the same toys. 
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