Standard Spindle Drilling Guide


The Standard Spindle Drilling Guide allows you to easily drill spindle mortises in chair bow and arms from 5/16" up to 1/2" in diameter. The "offset" design allows you to drill centered spindle mortises in arms up to 6" wide, and from 5" to 30" above the seat.

If you want to ability to drill spindle mortises from 5/16" to up to 5/8" (i.e., for both Windsor and Stick Chairs), check out the Large Spindle Drilling Guide.

You can also use the Standard Spindle Drilling Guide to drill blind spindle mortises from underneath, like for a crest rail and for other non-chairmaking operations; such as casework, stairs, etc.

You can see it in action on our YouTube channel:

You may also be interested in the video where we highlight the chairmaking drill bits we recommend for use in our Drilling Guides:

The Standard Spindle Drilling Guide includes the Guide and one drill bushing of your choice.

Please note: If you add any accessories for the Spindle Drilling Guide with your order (e.g, additional Drill Bushings or Drill Bits), we will refund to you any overages on the shipping charges.

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