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stupid is as stupid does

05-18-2016 03:32 PM by recycle1943 | 7 comments »

Without getting into details I found today that you CAN drill a larger hole in a hole using a larger forstner bit.I had previously drilled a 1/2” hole thinking it would allow plenty of clearance for sliding up and down freely on a 7/16” dowel rod. NOT !! I should say that the piece to be sliding was about 7” long with a hole on each end to accept the dowel rod. Nothing precise just wanted it to be smoother. Solution without starting over ? I put a champfer on the top and bottom of the existing hole which opened the drilling area up. I then selected the forstner bit, a 5/8” and centered it on the existing hole. I then brought the drill press fence up tigh...

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