Questions tagged [holes]

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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 ...