|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 10-25-2012 11:19 PM||1518 views||4 times favorited||21 comments|
My wife is into stained glass and occasionally I make some wood parts to support her projects. This time it is wood bases for night lights. The first ones were oak and these last nine are cherry. They are all stained with Zar 120 stain and finished with clear matte spray.
On this project and the wine bottle stopper racks where I have to drill a lot of holes with a Forstner bit, I have to be careful not to get any tear out in the bottom. I have come up with the following drilling method that prevents it:
I drill the hole to within 1/8” of the bottom:
I flip it over and there is a tiny hole where the point poked through:
The Forstner bit will pick up the center from that poke hole and I drill till it breads through:
Then I just knock out the 1/8” plug and the hole is always clean on both ends
I thought maybe someone out there could use this method , too…..........Jim
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!