|Forum topic by NBeener||posted 12-30-2010 10:52 PM||4710 views||1 time favorited||20 replies|
12-30-2010 10:52 PM
My New Year’s resolution is to measure twice, and cut once—generally: to be more patient and thoughtful, before I start digging in !
So … in that spirit ….
I’m working on the installation of the front vise, on my new workbench.
- milled two beautiful chunks of hard maple for the front and rear jaws;
- used the enclosed template to lay out the locations of the three holes to be drilled for the guide rods and screw;
- drilled the 1/8” pilot holes to center the holes,
But … I’m rather stuck on this part:
The larger Veritas Front Vise includes two support collets
through which the guide rods have to pass, on the rear jaw.
The instructions call for a counter-bore of:
- 2-5/16” diameter, and
I have neither of those drill types, and my largest Forstner bit isn’t big enough. What’s the best way to drill these counter-bores ?
What I do have: a fly cutter, that I’ve used, successfully, on my drill press, but … while I can cut a 2-5/16” hole at 9/16” deep …. it will only cut about a 1/2” track around the outside, plus the hole made by the centering drill bit.
I presume this COULD work, if I carefully used a plunge router, with a spiral upcut bit, to clean out the rest of the hole, but …
Is this the best way ?
Other thoughts ???
I want to do this right, rather than the me of 2010 … who … probably would have butchered the holes, by trying to clean them out with a chisel ;-)
Thanks much !
The vise is the larger of these two:
-- -- Neil