|Forum topic by JCantin||posted 04-14-2009 05:55 PM||811 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
04-14-2009 05:55 PM
I’m building some cedar adirondack chairs. Since I’m using nice brass screws from McFeely’s I want them to show and am trying to get clean countersinks. The problem is mainly at the end of the seat and back rest slats where the hole has to be close (3/4”) to the end. I’m getting tear out on the countersinks.
Any tips on how to get nice clean countersinks? Drill speed? More support at the end of the board?
I’m drilling the pilot holes using my drill press but not the countersinks. Will doing them on the drill press help?
Is it my countersink bit? It seems to do an ok job except on the end, and generally is ok on harder woods.