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Unread 06-04-2010, 02:14 PM   #6067
somebody shut me the fark up.
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Here are some "after the fact" pics of how I drilled the vents in my UDS lid. Hopefully, it will help someone else that's lazy like me.

I decided how far from the edge of the lid I wanted the holes.

Then, I cut a strip of wood to the length that would just fit inside the top of the lid at that distance from the edge.

I made two marks on the wood that centered the two holes.

Then, using the marks on the wood as a guide, I marked the location of the holes on the lid using a sharpie.

After I marked the locations I went back over them with a punch to act as a guide for the drill bit.

Using a square, I was able to move the wood at a 90 degree angle from the first marks.

I marked the second set of holes.

I repeated the process until all 4 sets of holes were marked.

Then, I drilled out the holes using a step bit.

Easy peazy and no need for an elaborate template, just a strip of wood, a tape measure, a square, and a sharpie.

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