any suggestions on drilling a straight hole without a drill press

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Short of a drill block, eyeballing with a framing square with a flange can get you closer in a pinch ... held or clamped on the surface of the workpiece and used as an aid/ guide to eyeball the drill relatively straight on both axes.
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On Sat, 17 Jul 2004 20:04:05 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@sympatico.ca vaguely proposed a theory ......and in reply I say!:
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Yes. Ask it politely?
Most holes drilled with a drill bit are _straight_ enough. IT's getting them in the right place that takes the effort.
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wrote:

True, but there's nothing to stop pre-punching to start the bit. That's as good for wood as it is for steel.
Bill.
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Isn't this what brad-point bits are for?
todd
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RE: Subject
Take a look at Fred Bingham's "Practical Yacht Joinery".
He covers it complete with sketches of jigs.
HTH
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