You want to drill a tiny hole, but you don't have a bit smaller than 1⁄16".

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woodworking technique shop tip

You want to drill a tiny hole, but you don't have a bit smaller than 116 ".

Chuck a sewing-machine needle into your drill to make the tiny hole (they're sold at fabric stores and sewing-machine dealers). Choose needles with sharp points instead of blunt or ball-end styles. Look for an enlarged shank, too, to give your chuck a better grip on the needle. Drill slowly to avoid burning.
—Don Greenidge, Floral Park, N.Y.