I’m sure someone out there really knows how to do this right, but I really struggle with wood plugs. If I use the standard countersink bit it really tears apart the wood.
That’s where a forstner bit really comes in handy. I can start a cut and get really clean edges.
The next step that I really have a hard time with is a collared drill bit. Seems like I never can get the collar at just the right place.
It takes me some trial and error to finally get a clean plug. Only mar is the collar indent where I pushed too hard. Incidentally, that was probably the best hole I made.
Now to figure out how to not end up with hammer marks where I pounded in the wood plug! Maybe if I use a block of hardwood between the hammer and the plug?
-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.