I'm trying to attach an unfinished headboard to a bed frame.
This requires me to drill 4 holes into the wood to mount the headboard
to the bed frame.
Is there any cheap guide or tool that will let me drill these holes
with a portable drill?
Thanks in advance for your help.
I can't see your headboard, but are you sure you need to drill exact 90
degree angles? If you are just drilling through, say, 3/4" wood to put
screws or bolts into the bed frame, you shouldn't need to do much of
If you really need to drill accurate 90s with something inexpensive,
you can get drill attachments such as this:
Google for "Portalign". I don't know if these are still being made, but there
are three of them on eBay at this moment. Prices range from $7 to $9.15 US.
Or, same idea, a little pricier, but possibly better quality:
Google on "drill guide" "portable drill" and you'll find lots of choices.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
Actually, the easiest way is to use a folding mirror at 90-degree. Set
a small square where is reflected in both and line the drill up against
its relection in the mirror by sight--can get quite accurate in both
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