Jewelry Boxes Journey #1: 777 days of LumberJocks

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Blog entry by Sodabowski posted 10-09-2012 12:50 PM 1612 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi guys, look what kind of trouble you have all put me into:

777 days and $57 later, this is where I am now. Buying expensive drill bits.
And I’m loving it!

The guilty one concerning the purchase of this monster 3 1/4” Forstner bit is Al, aka Boxguy, because of this .
He made me realize that jewelry drawers can be as simple as a round hole in a wood chunk, which made me redesign a part of one of the jewelry boxes I’m currently working on. Hence this monster wood hogger.

Yes, it’s a cheap chinese version, but a $500 American Forstner drill was out of question, as I don’t plan on making any money building jewelry boxes. But with some careful drillpress usage, I’m certain I can get some decent holes out of this thing.

I will post a review once I’ll have some time to check it out.


-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

5 comments so far

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1917 posts in 2746 days

#1 posted 10-09-2012 03:50 PM

$57.00 , you havent even got started yet !! Look out it only goes higher after this.

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#2 posted 10-09-2012 04:35 PM

Heck, how about $57 a week for 25 years. I just bought a set of the big ones from Peachtree Woodworking. Only used the 2-1/4” in MDF so far. It made the round hole I needed. I have been using the smaller bits 1/4 thru 2 for about 2 years on and off with no problems.

-- Chris K

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2374 posts in 2889 days

#3 posted 10-09-2012 04:56 PM

I could actually do without it, using the router and a template, but for the sake of making sawdust without disturbing the neighbors at night, the drillpress is way quieter than the router @ 30Krpm!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#4 posted 10-09-2012 07:29 PM

Whoa Soda – you better get those horses singin to spin that monster. Biggest forstner bit ive ever seen.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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1363 posts in 2434 days

#5 posted 10-10-2012 06:13 AM



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