Drilling and Boring
It's a sickening feeling: accidentally boring completely through a workpiece when you intended only a partial-depth hole. Here are three ways to avoid such a disaster.
Learn how these original cordless tools made holes for us before the advent of the portable power drill.
Using one reader's tip to alleviate hurting hands. Make a few small adjustments to your drill press and you won't feel any pain.
Need to make a hole in wood? You'll find a wide array of bits suitable for drilling and boring in wood. Here's a look at some of the popular choices.
When a project calls for a big hole, do you let out a little groan? Lots of woodworkers do. But big holes need not pose problems. Here are some easy ways to do the job.
Of all the cuts made with your mortiser, the first plunge into the workpiece takes the most force. Here's a tip on easing the load and prolonging the life of the machine.
There's no need for a drill press with this the low-cost solution. Learn to drill accurate perpendicular holes with this free video.
Removing and replacing bits has never been easier, thanks to one reader's quick tip for storing drill bits safely.
For attractive adjustable shelving, I prefer to drill individual holes for shelf pins rather than attach unsightly standards that were once so common.