Someone here mentioned Connecticut Valley's Forstners a while back. I
looked them over and am convinced that they are the ones to buy. I got a
$7 chiwanese set to practice sharpening. The lack of a center brad in the
Convalco model is appealing.
When using a Forstner drill which lacks a center brad, do you
locate the work using a center-finder bit? That seems a tedious method for
multiple holes. Do you mark the layout with lines tangential to the
circumference, instead of marking the center?
"Keep your ass behind you"
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The above show how to locate the center without the center tip. I haven't
seen one without a center brad until now with the Convalco.
When using a forstner bit to drill out for cabinet door hardware, I use
a jig with location marks on it that is literally a piece of plywood
with the hole drilled in to be the actual guide.
That way I never miss as I am aligning the hole to be drilled over a
hole that has been made to the correct size. No "oops" on a finished
piece of small corrections.
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