I'm a novice woodworker, and an apartment dweller. As such, I don't
have options like drill presses or table saws.
I found this plan for a hanging pot rack. Simple yet elegant, and it
seems fairly easy to tackle.
I'm going with red oak because it matches the kitchen decor--plus it's
fairly cheap and readily available at Home Depot and Lowes in the
right sizes all but shrink-wrapped.
Rather than ripping 1x6s, I was gonna use two 1/4" and two 1/2"
(actual not dimensional) red oak 36" long in either 3" or 4" widths.
Drill the two 1/2" boards completely through, glue and clamp a drilled
1/2" board to a 1/4" board forming one side of the pot rack, and I
figger the depth of the holes should be dang near identical when I
glue and clamp the two sides and all the 3/4" dowels together.
I was planning to drill the wood with spade bits and use scrap plywood
as a backer. Will spade bits produce horrendous tearout in red oak?
Do I need to consider a 3/4" brad point bit or Forstner and a Drill
I don't have any spade bits, brad points, Forstners or a Drill Guide,
so I have to invest at least a little on hardware--although I am
trying to minimize the expense.
Thanks in advance for any input.
Bellevue, WA, USA