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Forum topic by MonkTX posted 09-28-2017 11:19 PM 328 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MonkTX

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09-28-2017 11:19 PM

Hello Everyone,

I want to make a crate like the ones pictured below and I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction to duplicate or come close to making the recesses for the wing nuts.

The only way I can think of to do it is using a forstner bit in my drill press and then cutting the bevel with a router. Does that sound like a good way or am I missing some simpler way of doing it?

Thank you all,

Monte


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jimbrown

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#1 posted 09-28-2017 11:31 PM

Monte;
Other than a custom bit the forstner approach seems good to me. The original was probably one of a million for the military and had a special bit, probably in a gang driven drill press.

-- JimBrown

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firefighterontheside

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#2 posted 09-28-2017 11:54 PM

Sounds about right to me.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#3 posted 09-29-2017 12:03 AM

The only downside I can see to using a forstner bit is that the hole walls will be straight down, whereas I believe the ones in the box are tapered. I have no clue how you could do that and to be honest, it may not be that noticeable anyway.

It almost looks like the taper from a countersink bit.

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#4 posted 09-29-2017 12:15 AM

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MonkTX

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#5 posted 09-29-2017 01:21 AM


The only downside I can see to using a forstner bit is that the hole walls will be straight down, whereas I believe the ones in the box are tapered. I have no clue how you could do that and to be honest, it may not be that noticeable anyway.

It almost looks like the taper from a countersink bit.

- TaySC

That is what I was thinking about using a router for, to bevel the hole.

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JBrow

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#6 posted 09-29-2017 01:44 AM

MonkTX,

I am not sure whether a notching router bit would work. It would depend on your specifications for the hole and the specifications of the notching bit and whether you are willing to spend $60. Here is what I have in mind (the last four router bits)…

https://www.kregtool.com/store/c40/beaded-face-frame-system/

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#7 posted 09-29-2017 02:45 AM

For a bunch I would custom grind a forstner bit. For one, forstner and router bit.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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