Forstner bit


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Forstner bit

A bit used for drilling blind holes in wood.
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Finally, use a 1" Forstner bit to drill two shallow holes in the bottom end pad (G) as shown in the plans, and epoxy the heads of the leveling bolts in place (photo 9).
The holes for the axle shaft were rebored with a Forstner bit after lubricant treatment.
I use a forstner bit of 3/4" to 1-1/4" diameter in a drill press.
European hinges are easy to install; all you need is a simple jig and the proper size of Forstner bit.
I also cut small holes in the rings with a Forstner bit and a drill press.
Using a Forstner bit, drill holes for desktop fasteners in the top edges of the table's sides (Figure A).
Carefully clamp the piece in a drill press and make a 11/44-inch-deep bore for the 1 11/44-inch barrel using a Forstner bit (see diagram on facing page).
I used a 1 1/4-inch Forstner bit to bore two fiat spots precisely where the ends of the handle would go, then marked and drilled the holes in the PVC.
TOOLS: Standard carpentry tools plus a table saw, miter saw, compressor and pin nailer, and a 35-mm Forstner bit
If you use concealed hinges like we did, you'll need a 35-mm Forstner bit ($13) to drill the hinge recess holes.
Use an awl or sharp nail to make a starting hole for the 35-mm Forstner bit. Before you drill the hinge recess holes, hold the door alongside the cabinet, center it so there's a 1/8-in.