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Thread: Drilling clean holes

  1. #16
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Quote Originally Posted by John K Jordan View Post
    I use a laser for precise alignment on the milling machine and sometimes the drill press:

    But such precision on an herb stripper makes no sense to me.

    Those with painfully sensitive sense of linear misalignment might consider a more organic layout. This one also has a flat edge they claim is useful for scraping the herbs off the work surface into the bowl.

    Attachment 455852

    +1 I use this one on my cnc router. Very fine point.

  2. #17
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    Mar 2003
    SE PA - Central Bucks County
    Very sharp, lipped brad-points and a backer board tight to the surface where the drill will exit from the workpiece.

    The most expensive tool is the one you buy "cheaply" and often...

  3. #18
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    Mar 2006
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    Drilling holes at a set speed regardless of the bit size or material type is one of the more often seen mistakes. Your small holes can all be drilled at a fairly fast speed. Too slow will increase the raggedness of smaller holes. For you exit wounds, as mentioned, a well clamped backer board will assure a clean exit. Although they may be overkill for this project I run lipped brad point bits for my furniture work. Nice clean holes.
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