The way that I did it was to clamp the two together (the two E's facing each other), set it up on the drill press and drilled a 1 1/8" dia hole 5/8" deep, followed by a 3/4" dia hole total depth 1 3/8" deep. Unclamped the two halves; and, drilled the holes for the hold down bolts.PiratePete wrote:I only glued the E & E2 parts together this morning & cant get a picture of it for you. I have been wracking my brain on how I can set it up to machine the recesses in them.
I'm not sure if it is necessary; but, I drilled the drum shaft cradles oversized. I later filled in around the drum shaft with thickened epoxy. (I covered the drum shaft with teflon tape to prevent the epoxy from sticking.) I was concerned that if I only drilled a 1/2" dia. hole, coated it with epoxy; and, if the epoxy becomes worn, water may get into the wood.
An alternate method to filling in around the drum shaft, fill in the 3/4" dia hole areas (separated Part Es) with thicked epoxy. After the epoxy cures, reclamp the two halves together, and drill a 1/2" dia hole to a total depth of 1 5/16".