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Forum topic by JackInGalway posted 11-10-2010 12:29 AM 3074 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JackInGalway

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11-10-2010 12:29 AM

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I think I have the correct bits, however I end up sinking the holes so deep and crooked that it appears that I have been shooting a gun the wood instead of drilling it.

I trying to use a bolt and nut where the blue horizontal line is – instead of the two red arrow screws.
So the stand can be dismantled.
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Do I need a guide or depth gauge on the drill? or maybe a 10x scope.
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Thank you all in advance. Jack


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#1 posted 11-10-2010 06:05 AM

Hi Jack,
Drill normally have stopper that is fitted on the forward handle. I used this attachment to stop the drill at right depth specially on the countersunk and woodscrew. However in your project using bolt, it is much wiser to use a bolt washer both on the nut and head side. The advantage is you can tight it as hard as you can without destroying the wood. I do sometime counter bore with bigger hole to allow socket wrench to go access the bolt hexhead inside during the tightightening.
Hope this will help.

By the way. Welcome to lumberjock.

-- Bert

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#2 posted 11-11-2010 12:37 AM

Hi Ya Bert
I gonna place a bit of tape on the drill bit and use that for as a visual stop. I will keep experimenting till I get a good result. Thank You… Jack

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#3 posted 11-11-2010 01:50 AM

By the way, additionally you can use allen key bolts with counterbore flushed to wood surface. This is the best way. I you wish you can also plug with wood those bolts heads. Good luck.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 11-13-2010 11:27 PM

Thanks again Bert

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