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Hello, have been working wood for a several years now, its become more than a hobby, has become a nice little online biz and am trying to always grow into new cool wood products that are functional in various uses of life.

Heres my thing, I wanna bore a 2 1/2" hole 7" deep into a block of wood, I got a forstner bit from woodcraft that wasnt all they claim it o be, took a hellova lot more work to make this happen then I wanted. Does anyone have any advice in how to make this happen? Am I asking to much of what tools there are to make this happen? I have a big Delta drill press and am able to turn on a lathe have a small grizzly 10" lathe.

Any advice would be great!
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Heres my thing, I wanna bore a 2 1/2" hole 7" deep into a block of wood, I got a forstner bit from woodcraft that wasnt all they claim it o be, took a hellova lot more work to make this happen then I wanted. Does anyone have any advice in how to make this happen? Am I asking to much of what tools there are to make this happen? I have a big Delta drill press and am able to turn on a lathe have a small grizzly 10" lathe.

Any advice would be great!


A forstner should be able to do it. A hole cutter with an extension, and drilled in different steps should be able to do it. A hand brace and an expansive bit should be able to do it.









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Thanks for the info Cabinetman! Have you ever heard or seen these in action

http://www.traditionalwoodworker.com...info/436-2120/

they look awful serious and for the price they should be!
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Thanks for the info Cabinetman! Have you ever heard or seen these in action

http://www.traditionalwoodworker.com...info/436-2120/

they look awful serious and for the price they should be!
No, I haven't, but it sure looks aggressive. You'd need a shank extension to go 7".








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I have the shank extension, just wanna talk to em to see what they feel its capable of. I really gotta make this happen!
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I have one of those bits but it is a door boring bit for door knobs. It will do some serious cutting and quick just don't let it come out the other side. Side note, mine is self feeding. I know plumbers use them also.

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I have one of those bits but it is a door boring bit for door knobs. It will do some serious cutting and quick just don't let it come out the other side. Side note, mine is self feeding. I know plumbers use them also.
Thanks Jim, so do you think it will work for my job that I explained above?
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It will for sure cut end grain and do a good job but mine won't bore that deep. One thing, it is best if you have the wood well secured while boring because it does cut with some power. I can't believe they have gone up that much since I bought mine. I just noticed the bit in the link isn't self feeding which is good for a drill press.

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It will for sure cut end grain and do a good job but mine won't bore that deep. One thing, it is best if you have the wood well secured while boring because it does cut with some power. I can't believe they have gone up that much since I bought mine. I just noticed the bit in the link isn't self feeding which is good for a drill press.
Do you think I am asking to much out of this bit to bore 7" deep?
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You didn't mention whether you were drilling end grain or cross. Dried hardwood will be tough endgrain drilling but if it is as good as it claims (German made +++) then it should do the job no problem. Better hone your sharpening skills though for that price.
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I would like to add that at 6" long and 2.5" diameter your chuck should clear without extension for 7" deep.
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Hello and good morning, thanks for the advice, I am boring end grain, hadnt even thought of that, using cherry now but wanna also use maple and walnut and maybe some other exotics. I am really new to this idea, so my sharpening skills are also very green, thats is a hella bit, sure would hate to screw it up sharpening it!

Really appreciate all you guys for stopping by and your thoughts, thank you!
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