After many hurt fingers I decided to build a punching cradle and avoid any more unnecessary fingerly bloodshed. Something like this…
I found several very classy and beautiful models but I wanted something as simple as possible so here is it is.
Couple planks cut in half.
Joined two of the halves with the those magical “L” thingys I like so much.
I drew the shape of the joined half on the side panels to know where to drill holes. I actually drill very thin holes before putting the screws; it helps the screws grip the material and they go in perfectly strait.
Add pre-screw holes in the joined halves too.
PRO TIP! Use pop rivets to keep the thing in place while putting the screws.
Now it’s just a matter of placing the pages with a marker for the position of the holes…
and punch the holes in just a few seconds
And it doubles as a fabulous table for my your favorite drinks and condiments! WIN