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  1. Woodturning
    Newbie, here... How can I drill a straight, crisp hole in a 2.5 in. pen blank with a drill press that has only 2 in. of travel? New to wood turning. Can't keep barrel glued. Pretty sure it's due to a sloppy drill job... barrels actually fall through the hole. I'm using the recommended bit size...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Grampa was a carpenter by trade. Knowing I always wanted to learn the skill, the family pass on to me pretty much everything in his shop. Eight years later, I bump into someone at Lowe's who enlightenedr me to exactly what treasures I had in my garden house. Since then, "Santa" added on a new...
  3. General Woodworking Discussion
    HI Please see attached pictures. I would like suggestions on how to make a rectangular hole, 1.5 inches deep, 2 inches tall and 4 inches long, with rounded ends. It has to be made on large pieces (8x8" and 16' long). I have to make lots of them Thanks a lot for your suggestions
  4. Wood Carving
    hello The product below is marked "N-type" bit. What's a N type bit? What other types are there? thx! https://canberradiamondblade.com.au/product/pin-drill/
  5. Power Tools & Machinery
    Please advise: What would be a good machine or tool to drill straight down the end grain of a log? I want to drill a 1 3/4'' or 2''hole approximately 45cm directly into the end of a log (I will be drilling into Japanese Larch, approximately 6'' diameter, 65cm long). I have recently bought an...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, Nice to find (and join) a forum on woodworking. I'm usually a 'give it a go and see what happens' woodworker, definitely a 'That'll do woodworker' although as I grow older the adage of 'think thrice, measure twice, and cut once' does seem eminently sensible. I've joined here as I...
  7. General Woodworking Discussion
    I've got a CD shelf I've built, but I've bought a decorative curved strip (the pic shows the [one side curved] edge strip laying on the shelf it needs to fit to). I first thought of using wooden dowels, but because of the curved edge, it'd be very easy to drill too far through the strip. I...
  8. Project Showcase
    I HAVE HAD MORE THAN MY SHARE OF PROJECTS this was really a challenge i had to put all my years of experience to use for this one. two things that saved me my log split-er and shopsmith oh the guys at wanta wheels shipshewana for making the wheels i could have never done that. i have a lot...
  9. General Woodworking Discussion
    I built an equipment cart to house a large piece of electronic test equipment. I built it using 2x2's poplar and 3/4" birch-covered plywood. It weighs a ton but generally gets the job done. I built 2x2 frames for each side, and then connected the frames together with (3) shelves, and the shelves...
  10. Joinery
    Hi, I am putting together a set of storage stairs to go with a loft bed. There are some spots where the pocket holes ended up in awkward places that can't fit the drill. Has anyone tried to use those flex drill bits with the self-tapping screws? Any other ideas? If it doesn't work, I'll just...
  11. General Woodworking Discussion
    I need a tough general purpose bench-top drill press for both drilling/hole-sawing wood and drilling metal. I had a really old very heavy monster of a machine that finally burned up. Is the Grizzly G7943 12 Speed Heavy-Duty Bench-Top Drill Press a solid machine? I work with wood and metal and...
  12. General Woodworking Discussion
    I need to drill a lot (100's) of 7/16 holes in 1/8 in birds eye maple. I'm planning on buying and using a brad point drill bit for the holes to minimize tear out. I THINK his is the best bit, but if someone has a better idea I'm open to suggestions. The main problem I'm trying to deal with is...
  13. General Woodworking Discussion
    I need to drill a 1/4" hole starting at the center of one long end of a 2x2x12" piece of oak and coming out at the center of the other end. I have a power drill and a long bit, but no drill press. How can I drill this hole and be certain that the bit emerges from the center at the other end of...
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