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#1 posted 05-11-2012 04:52 PM

Looks like there is a few things going on. The first is that perhaps the tape isn’t holding as tight as needed. It looks there is a lot of chatter as shown in the tear out within the hole being drilled. You may want to consider drilling into a wider piece the rip it down the middle. Or glue the two pieces together sandwiched between brown paper (like that of a brown paper bag). Drill the wholes, separate the two pieces, and then sand off the paper/gule.

The tear out at what was likely the bottom was caused by not having a backer board under the work piece. Finally, make sure your drill press speed is adjusted for the size and type of drill bit you are using.

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