About to install a nice door knocker, wondering if there are any good tips
out there for drilling the holes perfectly straight through the door. Sure,
my drill has level on the back but its only slightly helpful for up/down
level, does nothing for side-to-side.
Any advice appreciated,
If you own a drill press or have a friend or neighbor with one,
drill a lead hole through a scrap of 2x4 or similar. Establish
the hole you want to drill, insert your portable drill through the
2x block, hold the board firmly against the door face and let the
predrilled hole in the 2x get you drilling perpendicular to the
Keep the whole world singing. . . .
Listen shit for brains if you want to drill a perfectly straight hole you
use a drill press. A router would work too. I still don't understand what
the big deal is with drilling a perfectly straight hole for a door knocker?
"You can lead them to LINUX
but you can't make them THINK"
Actually there is a pretty simple solution for the person who asked the
original question. Get your hands on a Dremel tool and a regular drill
bit, and get the screw-on Dremel accessory (I forgot exactly what it's
called; Home Depot and Menard's has 'em for something like $20) that
lets you set how deep into the wood to drill, rout, or whatever you're
using the tool for. It has a flat circular base (which will eliminate
crooked holes) and instead of screwing the sleeve down tight to stay at
a particular depth, just let the Dremel move freely up and down to drill
the hole. Easy peasy, Japanese-y.
Got a router? Clamp it on the door and make your hole.
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Well if 'ya wanna get fancy about it...
But, for a one off job the 2 by 4 works great, particularly if you can
use a drill press to drill it.
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"My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying."
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