|Project by Div||posted 09-14-2010 09:18 PM||3001 views||6 times favorited||15 comments|
Plugging away! I use a lot of wooden plugs in some of the work that I do. This simple depth gauge makes counter boring to the right depth easy and is kind to your work piece. Drill vertically through a softwood block and cut the block to the correct length. Obviously the length of the drill bit sticking out will be the depth of the hole!
I mostly use 8mm (5/16”) and 10mm (3/8”) plugs and use brad point drill bits that I grind myself from standard HSS drill bits.
The photos should be self explanatory, but please shout if you have any questions.
Hope this can be of use to someone!
-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."