|tiller is cedar and the push pull stick is yellow pine|
I got to use my egg beater drill and my brace to drill the holes. I haven't been using the brace as I have not bits for it, but the set of Milwaukee drill bits I have are 3 or 4 sided so they lock in the chuck on the brace. It was very nice and quite and more controllable than the screw gun or electric drill.
I am not sure how well the cedar will due for a rudder. It is light weight and that is why I am using it, as well as it's being able to handle the moisture. I will have to watch the stress points, at the pintles and at the steering arm.