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Tip on countersinking a hole when there is not room enough for the drill.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #26 May-Jun 1992 pg. 15

Metal dimpling table allows dimple countersinks to be made much further into a sheet of metal than a hand rivet squeezer would allow.

Tip on using a Phillips bit to countersink when using self-tapping drywall-type screws.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #78 Dec 1992-Jan 1993 pg. 28
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #79 Feb-Mar 1993 pg. 8

Make a quick-change drill bit (with built-in countersink) that fits over the hexagonal shaft of a Phillips bit. This makes it possible to drill pilot holes and drive bugle-head screws without having to change bits.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #88 Apr-May 1994 pg. 30

Shop-made counterbore for bolt heads, nuts, and washers.
FINE WOODWORKING #30 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 18

Tips on countersinking a screw hole on the inside of a small drawer or other cramped space.
FINE WOODWORKING #56 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 10

Adapt a countersink to fit a portable screwdriver's six-sided bit holder.
FINE WOODWORKING #67 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 8

Drilling and driving. A buyer's guide to combination quick-change drill, counterbore/countersink, and driver systems.
FINE WOODWORKING #131 Jul-Aug 1998 pg. 76

Workshop minicourse. More about drilling holes. How to drill countersinks and counterbores.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1982 (v.157#5) pg. 122

Tip on making clean, flat-bottomed counterbores using a router bit.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #61 Jul 1991 (v.11#1) pg. 10

Simple tool to check the depth of a countersink is made from a rivet and toothpick.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1992 (v.41#8) pg. 54

Technique for centering a counterbore over an existing hole.
WOOD MAGAZINE #112 Feb 1999 (v.16#1) pg. 28

Technique to get a smooth countersink in metal using a larger twist-drill bit.
WOOD MAGAZINE #127 Oct 2000 (v.17#7) pg. 39

Centerless counterboring. How to install a temporary center in an existing hole so that you can drill a second hole of a different size.
WOODSMITH #52 Aug 1987 pg. 22

Tip on countersinking an interior hole when there isn't room for the drill.
WOODSMITH #116 Apr 1998 (v.20) pg. 5

Using counterbore tools (counterbore centres). Part 1.
WOODTURNING #66 Aug 1998 pg. 79

Using counterbore tools (counterbore centres). Part 2.
WOODTURNING #67 Sep 1998 pg. 79

Tip on centering a counterbore on an existing hole using a drill press.
WOODWORK #25 Feb 1994 pg. 20

Pattern for making your own clearance drill and countersink for #10 woodscrews.
WOODWORKER #1027 Jun 1979 (v.83) pg. 319

How to modify a flat-head screw for countersinking from the reverse side.
WOODWORKER Feb 1989 (v.93#2) pg. 144

Tip on fitting a square-shanked countersink with a handle consisting of an old doorknob.
WOODWORKER Jun 1992 (v.96#6) pg. 86

Tip: How to sharpen countersink bits.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1978 (v.2#4) pg. 7

Make a reverse countersink from a flathead screw. Use it to cut the countersink from the opposite side of the board by inserting the countersink through the hole in the wood and then chucking it into the drill.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1979 (v.35#4) pg. 9

Make a countersink substitute for wood from short pieces of drill rod. Form the countersink by hitting the rod with a hammer.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1981 (v.37#2) pg. 9

Using a hardboard "bushing" as a guide when counterboring an existing hole.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1994 (v.50#2) pg. 24

Tip on countersinking in soft metal without clogging.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1994 (v.50#4) pg. 20