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Reuse screw holes in wood [oak]

I have a finished oak board, and I'm buying metal legs so it can be used as an end table. The legs will be secured with screws. If later we want to replace the legs, and the holes end up in the same ...
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Drilling conical holes into Wood (Lathe)

I need to drill conical holes that are narrow at the deep and and wider at the top into cylindrical bars. The measurements need to be very precise. I was thinking of using a narrow drill for the ...
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Options for drilling 12" long x 1.5" diameter holes through logs

I want to create long - about 12" or longer and about 1.5" or greater in diameter - holes in some logs. I found a lot of info online about how to create short holes that are wide, but not ...
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How can I make a hole with a keyway in wood?

TLDR: how to make a hole with a small tooth guide key, i.e. with a section like the inside of a 'power on' symbol Long read. I am trying to replicate a molded plastic hinge in wood. It is a hinge with ...
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Is there anything out there that I can attach to the wall with no-damage tape and then drill the mounting screws into that wood instead of the wall?

I'm trying to mount a baby gate but the ends require you to drill the mounts on each end directly into the wall. I was wondering if there was a way to attach a block or something to the wall with no ...
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How best to glue posts with openings?

I'm in the process of building a wooden bed frame, based on a historical original. (It is the viking age Gokstad bed, for those who are interested) I have some very nice beech wood planks which I'm ...
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Creating a curved hole in a piece of wood

I would like to know: What is the technical term for the hole made in this soap holder. I cannot figure out how it was done to make it evenly curved
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Filling large gaps

I have made a router table fence with a "dust extraction" feature: As you can see there are gaps that would make the "box" not air tight. I need to use some kind of foam to fill those gaps. The ...
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Tools needed for drilling holes into the wood?

I just need to drive few holes into the wood to make a DIY bathroom storage. But I am facing some problem to do that without any tools. Can anyone sort out the required tools for that?
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Hot melt wood filler sticks for glue guns

I know I've used these before: Hard sticks for standard 7/16" diameter glue guns designed to fill holes so they can hold wood screws. The advantage over other wood fillers is that (1) it can be ...
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Should I apply my stain/varnish before or after drilling hundreds of tightly packed little holes

I have a small project during which I drill hundreds of little holes (the largest of which is 1/8 in.). Typically, I have always started with this process, then added ornamental carvings/burnings, ...
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Pocket hole tearout

I'm working with pocket holes on half inch baltic birch plywood. The particular jig I'm using is the Kreg jig (the one with 2 holes) and I've only used it a couple times before so I know the bit is ...
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The best way to cut small square holes and shallow rebate in chipboard?

I'm building a bar-top arcade game. I have some plans from I Like To Make Stuff which I'm modifying and I'm steadily cutting the necessary pieces etc. I'm upcycling an old desk to make the front panel,...
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How to make a 3/4" flat bottomed hole?

I recently bought a 1/2" 2 flute end mill bit, which fits in my table top drill press (1/2" chuck). I'm making perfectly flat bottomed holes (won't be seen in the final project) that go almost all the ...
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Drill a perfectly centred hole in a cylinder

I have to drill a perfectly centred hole in the flat part of a cylinder.I don't know how to do but I thought something like this: I want to take a piece of wood and fix it at the base of the drill ...
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How do I drill greater than 7 inches in from the edge of my sheet of wood?

From the drill press's supporting pipe to the drill bit tip measures 5". I believe this limits me to drilling no farther than 5" in from any given side of my MDF sheet. Unfortunately, I need to drill ...
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Building a wooden arcade stick case

This is my very first DIY project, I am building an arcade stick: Rubber feet will be attached to those 4 holes. Now I do not have tools for any woodwork at home (will buy once I do start doing more ...
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How do I create a hole with a hole saw that is deeper than the tool?

I'm specifically trying to drill hole saw holes of 2.5" in a 4"x4". How do I create a hole with a hole saw that is deeper than the tool? (The saw itself) Are there alternatives to hole saws for ...
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Can I use a grommet(eyelet) in OSB sheet as structural element? Which size? [closed]

I'm planning on rigging a shelf which is 18 mm sheet of OSB. Can I just pass a cable through a grommet -protected hole in the board? Would it hold? The sheet is 1.5 * 1.2 meters, how much space from ...
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What method or tool is available to make the following type of hole/indent in a piece of wood? [duplicate]

I would like to make a sphere like hole in a piece of wood like the image below. Is there a special bit or tool to do this?
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How to cut an opening and door out of 3/4" Plywood

I want to cut a mostly rectangular hole out of a piece of 3/4" plywood about 21" wide by 32" tall. I would like the corners to be somewhat rounded (about a 1" - 2" radius), and I want to rehang the ...
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What is a good method for filling holes in wood to try and re-drill them?

I am making a toy car with nails for axles and plastic wheels. The block of wood had a thin, 1/4" groove in for setting the "axles" into for a car. (about the kerf of a blade). Unfortunately, these ...
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