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Forum topic by TyPitt posted 09-05-2016 02:26 PM 132 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-05-2016 02:26 PM

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I need suggestions on equipment/tooling needed to notch a bar top I had made. It is a nice piece of Mesquite and is notched on the sides where it will slip in between two side walls basically wrapping around the opening in the wall. The problem is that the side notches were cut too deep and the plank is going to hit my goose neck faucet. I want to basically put half of a “whole saw” cutout on the one edge, where it will wrap perfectly around the faucet, with 1/2” clearance all the way around for cleaning purposes. I have it laid out and the center of the bore does fall barely on the solid material. The piece is large and 2 1/2” thick, making it too heavy for a drill press. So my thought is to use a Magnetic Drill Press or something similar that is designed to drill into the piece that it is mounted to. I could magnetize the piece to a steel plate then clamp the plate to the wood plank, then cut slowly with a Ø2.125” or Ø2.25” door knob hole saw.

Does anyone know of a good/better way of putting this half hole in a 2 1/2” thick piece of Mesquite? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Ty

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#1 posted 09-05-2016 03:12 PM

Not sure what it is you are trying to do. Maybe a sketch would make it clearer.

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#2 posted 09-05-2016 03:24 PM

can you clamp a piece of scrap to it on backside just enough to drill hole then unclamp it ????


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