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Grumpy

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08-27-2018 09:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: drill press drill-driver finishing traditional countersunk

I thought this was worth sharing
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https://www.popularwoodworking.com/tools/smooth-silk-perfect-countersink

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python


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#1 posted 08-27-2018 10:07 PM

Looks like it will work well; THANKS from many of us!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 08-27-2018 10:30 PM

Nice. Makes sense when you think about it.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 08-27-2018 10:37 PM

OKAY! I made the COUNTERSINK first THEN the pilot hole. Its not looking like the one you are showing…

-- Rich

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#4 posted 08-27-2018 10:43 PM



OKAY! I made the COUNTERSINK first THEN the pilot hole. Its not looking like the one you are showing…

- woodworm4303

You have to drill it from the other side of the board! ;)

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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#5 posted 08-27-2018 10:47 PM

OKAY I DID! NOW WHAT!

OKAY! I made the COUNTERSINK first THEN the pilot hole. Its not looking like the one you are showing…

- woodworm4303

You have to drill it from the other side of the board! ;)

- fivecodys


-- Rich

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#6 posted 08-27-2018 11:23 PM



OKAY I DID! NOW WHAT!

OKAY! I made the COUNTERSINK first THEN the pilot hole. Its not looking like the one you are showing…

- woodworm4303

You have to drill it from the other side of the board! ;)

- fivecodys

- woodworm4303


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#7 posted 08-27-2018 11:25 PM

did you have a few drinks first?.i find that always helps finding the hole!.i l like your sense of humor worm,welcome to lumber jocls.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#8 posted 08-28-2018 12:18 AM

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!
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-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 08-28-2018 12:54 AM

Tony, this will be more than welcome in my shop. I always have a difference in countersink holes. If this works, I’ll owe you a beer. (next time I’m in Australia)

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 08-28-2018 01:23 AM

Another trick: drill the hole and then run the countersink bacwards.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#11 posted 08-28-2018 01:28 AM

Another trick, use a high quality sharp bit and hold it steady.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#12 posted 08-28-2018 02:08 AM

The cheap Chinese ones with a hundred bits included for 8$ sucks.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#13 posted 08-28-2018 02:27 AM

Another ” trick” sorry Gene and Rick
And the correct way to do it! Use the right bloody tool in the first place!
its a countersink with a drill bit.

why do the job twice then try to use your guide dog to help you find the original hole.

Rich … sell all your tools before you kill yourself. Stick with your guide dog !!
BTW I couldnt see where the guillotine was on the gate.

Grumpy: Try to avoid reading Americian rubbish from 2009 era they still havent worked out which side of the road to drive on yet!

DD: send me a whole case I need it after reading this post, promise I will share it with Grumpy as we need to have a long talk!

-- Regards Rob

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#14 posted 08-28-2018 02:58 AM

I used to swear by the Dewalts countersink drill bits but they switched manufacturers and now wobble like crazy. I have a Stern countersink for the rare occasion the screw will be visible.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#15 posted 08-28-2018 03:09 AM

I know the problem well!
Check out this engineering excellence!

Its the chuck end of a countersink …just a little off center!

I will go research your Stern’s product.

-- Regards Rob

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