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xx   DRILL

Tip on drilling holes in soft material (leather, rubber, ...) by first clamping between two pieces of plywood.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #53 Aug 1996 pg. 22

Push a drill bit through a disposable pie pan before chucking it into the drill to catch the dust when drilling holes in the ceiling.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1986 (v.64#5) pg. 53

Drilling holes in metal with a hand drill.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1965 (v.55#2) pg. 12

How to make a wiring cavity in turned stock, such as a lamp post.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Summer 2001 (v.24#9) pg. 60

Holes, a helpful primer. Tips on drilling in non-wood materials (metal, concrete, glass, ceramics, rock, ...).
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1984 (v.7#4) pg. 37

Angle drilling. Tips on drilling "compound angle" holes for table legs.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1987 (v.10#8) pg. 16

Portable hand drills. Part 2. Performing basic drilling.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #233 Nov 1982 (v.32#9) pg. 12

Tip on drilling a hole on a curved, slippery or slick surface.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #292 Oct 1988 (v.38#8) pg. 100

Tip: Use a plastic food container lid to catch drill dust when drilling holes in a ceiling.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #293 Nov-Dec 1988 (v.38#9) pg. 87

Tip shows how to make a simple hardwood guide to drill angled holes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #336 Mar 1993 (v.43#3) pg. 10

Technique for drilling holes to be topped off with wood plugs using a spade bit followed with a pilot hole bit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #360 Jul-Aug 1995 (v.45#7) pg. 18

Tip on drilling clean holes in sheet metal or wood.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #387 Apr 1998 (v.48#4) pg. 22

How to drill a hole through a thick piece of wood by drilling from each side while assuring that the holes will be aligned when they meet.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #15 Jun-Jul 1983 pg. 16

Using a plumb line to drill a horizontal hole with a hand-held electric drill.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #62 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 28

Tip on using blue masking tape to form a trap to catch debris when drilling holes in walls.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #102 Apr-May 1996 pg. 30

Tip: Lubricate drill bits with beeswax when drilling hardwood.
FINE WOODWORKING #75 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 10

Method for laying out points for cross-drilling round stock.
FINE WOODWORKING #88 May-Jun 1991 pg. 26

Tip to improve angle alignment accuracy when using a portable electric drill to bore angled holes.
FINE WOODWORKING #93 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 22

Milling and drilling. Using machinist's metalworking tools (end mills, boring heads, slotting saws, combined drill/countersinks and T-slot clamps) to advantage in woodworking.
FINE WOODWORKING #103 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 74

Getting started with pilot holes. Techniques for boring pilot or lead holes and then concealing the screw beneath a dowel plug.
HOME MECHANIX #719 Mar 1988 (v.84) pg. 22

Tip: Attach a string level to your portable drill to make sure that holes drilled in walls, doors, etc. are straight and level.
HOMEOWNER May 1988 (v.13#4) pg. 69

Tip: Use a small cardboard box to catch dust and grit when drilling holes in the ceiling.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1982 (v.7#3) pg. 8

Tip: How to align holes for top and bottom members of a project.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1983 (v.8#2) pg. 38

Various means of drilling large holes (over 1" in diameter) are illustrated.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #494 Jul 1969 (v.65) pg. 74

Making holes. A modeler's guide to selection and use of the proper tools for an important construction step.
MODEL AVIATION Oct 1993 (v.19#10) pg. 94

Tip: Use a scrap of wood when (1) installing screws to protect surrounding wood if screwdriver slips and (2) when drilling a second hole a half-diameter or less from an existing hole.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1988 (v.16#6) pg. 16

Twenty-three woodworking tips include (1) drilling screw pockets, (2) drilling into a disc, (3) boring clean holes with a hand brace.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1976 (v.145#2) pg. 110

Tip on a simple way to form the larger outer hole for screw pockets.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1976 (v.145#3) pg. 190

Minicourse on boring holes for screws.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1986 (v.163#1) pg. 54

How to make square holes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1963 (v.182#3) pg. 152

Use a tube flaring clamp for drilling round work.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1964 (v.184#5) pg. 156

How to make a guide for accurate cross-drilling of rods and tubes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1970 (v.197#6) pg. 91

Simple paper pocket taped to wall below hole being drilled catches the dust.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1972 (v.201#4) pg. 174

Technique for accurately drilling a hole through the side of round stock (such as a gudgeon pin hole in a piston).
RADIO CONTROL MODELS & ELECTRONICS Aug 1991 (v.34#8) pg. 649
Added Info RADIO CONTROL MODELS & ELECTRONICS Jan 1992 (v.35#1) pg. 14
Added Info RADIO CONTROL MODELS & ELECTRONICS Jun 1992 (v.35#6) pg. 54

Craftsman's corner. Common problems experienced in hole drilling.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1985 (v.34#2) pg. 47

Craftsman's corner. Simple, readily available liquids suitable for use as coolant-lubricants when drilling, reaming, tapping and honing steel, copper, aluminum and plastic.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1985 (v.34#3) pg. 37

Tip: Use a small level, attached to your drill motor with some clay, to make sure that you are drilling exactly perpendicular to the work piece.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1986 (v.35#9) pg. 41

Tip: Ten drilling dos and don'ts (safety tips).
WOOD MAGAZINE #11 Jun 1986 (v.3#3) pg. 87

Tip: Use a Styrofoam or paper cup to catch plaster dust when drilling holes in the ceiling.
WOOD MAGAZINE #17 Jun 1987 (v.4#3) pg. 19

Tip: Tape a paper sack to a wall to catch dust when drilling a hole in the wall.
WOOD MAGAZINE #23 Jun 1988 (v.5#3) pg. 14

Tip: Use a scrap of dowel to center a bit in an existing hole.
WOOD MAGAZINE #26 Dec 1988 (v.5#6) pg. 18

Tip on drilling holes on the opposite side of a butt or dado joint without chipping and without layout marks.
WOOD MAGAZINE #26 Dec 1988 (v.5#6) pg. 20

Technique for cutting a hole through the center of a long post using a red-hot steel rod.
WOOD MAGAZINE #38 Oct 1990 (v.7#6) pg. 11

Use a template and a router to cut large holes in a work piece.
WOOD MAGAZINE #38 Oct 1990 (v.7#6) pg. 20

Drill press jig for making holes in small turning blanks, like the bodies of wooden pens.
WOOD MAGAZINE #123 Apr 2000 (v.17#3) pg. 32

Drilling long holes so that they come out at the right place. Utilizes both homemade alignment jigs and careful eyeballing. Covers such boatbuilding boring requirements as found in centerboards, keels, and shaftlogs.
WOODENBOAT #128 Jan-Feb 1996 pg. 32
Added Info WOODENBOAT #129 Mar-Apr 1996 pg. 10

Tip on modifying a pin punch to mark pilot holes when drilling both a shank hole and a pilot hole for wood screws.
WOODSMITH #71 Oct 1990 pg. 5

Tip on keeping the brad point bit from wandering when overlapping a previously drilled hole (such as when pre-drilling for mortises).
WOODSMITH #82 Aug 1992 pg. 4

Basic technique for drilling and plugging screw holes is illustrated.
WOODSMITH #116 Apr 1998 (v.20) pg. 34

Tip describes how to get a smooth inner surface on through holes in lamps, etc.
WOODTURNING #41 Apr 1996 pg. 77

Tip on plugging an existing large hole with a square piece of wood so that you will have a "pilot" hole for drilling a larger hole.
WOODWORK #7 Fall 1990 pg. 25

Technique for positioning a work piece on a drill press when drilling a larger hole with the same hole center as an existing hole.
WOODWORK #11 Fall 1991 pg. 12

Tips on drilling holes in cylindrical stock looks at three holding jigs (V-groove, adjustable V-groove, core-box block) and bit selection.
WOODWORK #34 Aug 1995 pg. 24

Tip on center-punching hole positions in wood so holes are drilled true.
WOODWORK #43 Feb 1997 pg. 14

Boring can be interesting. Tips on using hand boring tools, including the bradawl, the gimlet, brace and bits, hand drill and twist bits.
WOODWORKER #1013 Apr 1978 (v.82) pg. 152

Tip: Use a tap wrench when drilling holes in a restricted space.
WOODWORKER #1111 Jun 1986 (v.90#6) pg. 493

Tape-on dust collection box for use when drilling holes in vertical walls.
WOODWORKER May 1993 (v.97#5) pg. 28

Tip: Use a small mirror to get perfect vertical alignment when using a hand drill.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1979 (v.35#5) pg. 9

Drilling large holes beyond 1.5" in diameter. Tips on using fly cutters, forstner bits, multi-spur bits, and pivot cutting techniques.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1988 (v.44#4) pg. 16