Re: Center drilling cheat?
- That could work ok but I would use a shovel bit. The sides of the shovel bit would hug the wall of the started hole and keep it more straight than an auger.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "David Whitby" <david.whitby@...> wrote:
> Could you use the drill press to get as far as possible and then use an auger? If the first 3 to 4â is straight and true, the auger should happily carry on in the same direction.
> In my experience, when drilling long distances into end grain the drill tends to wander a bit anyway. What I tend to do is to drill the hole and then mount the wood on a mandrel to turn the outside true to the axis of the hole.