Table legs with metal threaded inserts
I'm adding table legs to an old top. I'm planning to put hanger bolts in the legs and threaded inserts in the top. The legs and top are oak.
My concern is how perfectly straight do I need to drill to install the hanger bolt and the threaded insert? If it's off by a degree or two, will it pull itself flat when I tighten it?
I have a drill press but it's not tall enough to drill into the end of a table leg. I can probably get the table top positioned under the drill press, but is that necessary? Hints and comments are welcome.