|Forum topic by NCnewbie||posted 11-30-2009 05:57 PM||936 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
11-30-2009 05:57 PM
I’m a newbie, both to these forums and to woodworking, so I hope this question isn’t too ridiculous…
I’m trying to make a hardwood game board like this, and I’m trying to figure out the best way to mill the little bowls that the pebbles sit in.
I mounted the bit in the drill press, and as you might guess, it didn’t work. I guess the drill press doesn’t spin fast enough, because it kept biting into the wood and tearing out chunks. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear someone say that mounting a router bit in a drill press is dangerous, because it sure scared the heck out of me…
Would the 2” round nose bit I purchased work in a plunge router, or do I need to drill some sort of pilot hole first so that the cutting edges of the bit will have something to cut into (as opposed to being lowered directly onto a flat piece of wood)?
Many thanks for any advice.