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Its a bugger, especially in white oak, so instead I started with 3/4'' square , drilled hole and then used a cotter pin as an arbor chucked in drill press and clamped a cutter in the cross slide vice. turned to 9/16'' round with the hole centered...​
 

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George, because the small 3/16'' bit tends to veer off center through the end grain. How is it that you drill centered holes?
 

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George, because the small 3/16'' bit tends to veer off center through the end grain. How is it that you drill centered holes?
I guess I've never tried to drill one that small. I regularly fix fiddleback(?) chairs with broken spindles(?) by cutting them out and drilling for dowels but those are usually 3/8-1/2". I just use the drill press.
 
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