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xx   DRILL

Tip suggests using finish nails (with heads removed) as improvised small drill bits.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #30 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 16

Tip on making drill bits from the wire in heavy-gauge coat hangers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #31 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 14

Tips on selecting the correct fractional size drill bit for use with a number size machine screw.
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1988 [Feb 1988] (v.19#1) pg. 41

Tip: How to clean saw blades and wood bits with a mixture of "Drano" and water.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1982 (v.5#6) pg. 5

Woodboring bits. A primer for the home craftsman.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1983 (v.6#9) pg. 24

Metalworking dial indicator can be used in a woodworking shop to check setup on machines. Photos show how to use the gauge to check runout on a drill press bit, to detect wobble in a table saw blade, to verify jointer tables parallelism and to check the roundness of tubing.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1986 (v.9#4) pg. 17

Advice on selection and use of five different drill bits (twist, brad-point, spade, saw-tooth, and masonry).
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1995 (v.18#7) pg. 10

Combine drain cleaning wire and twist drills to make long, flexible drill bits.

Tips on selecting and using the new generation of screws designed for power driving, including drywall screws, particleboard screws, self-tapping screws, etc. Also looks at four types of drill bits that drill all three segments of a pilot hole in one operation.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #274 Dec 1986 (v.36#10) pg. 18

How to make a long drill bit for guide holes from coat hanger wire.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #325 Feb 1992 (v.42#2) pg. 88

The best way to drill a big hole. A guide to hole saws, spade bits, self-feeding boring and auger bits, and forstner bits.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #367 Apr 1996 (v.46#4) pg. 17

Brad point bits can be ground at home from conventional, triangular-pointed steel-cutting twist drill bits.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #367 Apr 1996 (v.46#4) pg. 23

Tip: Make small drill bits from sewing-machine needles.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #20 Apr-May 1984 pg. 16

Tip: Grind flats on the shank of a "Rotohammer" bit. This will facilitate removing stuck bits using a crescent wrench.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #34 Aug-Sep 1986 pg. 14

Tip: Water helps cool a drill bit and keep a mixture of wood and paint from sticking to the bit.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #49 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 28

Make an 8-ft. long drill bit for cutting a hole in the foam core of stress-skin panels.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #56 Oct-Nov 1989 pg. 28

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

Shopping for drill bits. Choose the right one for easy drilling through wood, metal or synthetics. Looks at twist, auger and spade bits along with pipe-and-conduit bits and hole saws.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #92 Dec 1994-Jan 1995 pg. 70
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #93 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 6

Faster, better drilling for finish carpenters. Specialty drill bits and accessories speed work and improve accuracy. Tips on using countersinking drill bits, plug cutters, nail spinners, specialty bits, etc.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #100 Feb-Mar 1996 pg. 90

Modify twist drills for wood by grinding them into brad point bits (spur bits).
FINE WOODWORKING #28 May-Jun 1981 pg. 14

Tip: Use the spiral cutters from a pencil sharpener for smoothing small-radius internal curves in wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #43 Nov-Dec 1983 pg. 12

Spoon bits. How to fine-tune these bits used by Windsor chairmakers. How to cut and use the duckbill spoon bit joint.
FINE WOODWORKING #43 Nov-Dec 1983 pg. 70

Tips on using a multi-spur bit.
FINE WOODWORKING #46 May-Jun 1984 pg. 20

Make your own long drill bits to drill holes for long threaded rods.
FINE WOODWORKING #48 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 12

Tip: How to make a regular twist drill bit cut a slightly larger hole.
FINE WOODWORKING #59 Jul-Aug 1986 pg. 10

Make screw-pilot drill bits from oil-hardening drill rod.
FINE WOODWORKING #59 Jul-Aug 1986 pg. 12

Tip: Make tiny drill bits (1/32" or less) from an ordinary sewing needle.
FINE WOODWORKING #61 Nov-Dec 1986 pg. 10

Tip to keep tiny drill bits from breaking during use.
FINE WOODWORKING #81 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 12

Modifying drill bits for boring plastic.
FINE WOODWORKING #92 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 16

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

Choose the right drill bit for the job. Comparing the major bits (twist-drill, brad-point, Forstner and multispur, powerbore, auger, and spoon). What they do and how they do it.
FINE WOODWORKING #138 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 64

How to select, use and sharpen drill bits.
HANDY ANDY May 1978 (v.2#8) pg. 76

Drill bit basics. Tips on boring a pilot, starter, and countersink holes.
HOME MECHANIX #701 Sep 1986 (v.82) pg. 18

Tip on determining the correct size drill bit for screw pilot holes.
HOME MECHANIX #733 May 1989 (v.85) pg. 9

Drill bit basics. The best way to bore holes. A guide to the various styles of bits available for use with an electric drill.
HOME MECHANIX #743 Mar 1990 (v.86) pg. 28

Basic carpentry. Part 13. Drills and bits.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1983 (v.8#3) pg. 75

How to make machine spur bits in your own shop. How to regrind twist drill bits into machine spur bits which are much better for drilling into wood. Using the wood lathe as the grinder provides a tool rest for ease of regringing.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Mar 1979 (v.68#3) pg. 54

Overhead transparency master shows 7 styles of drill bits.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Nov 1981 (v.70#8) pg. 14

Tip describes a quick, cheap way to make a drill bit which cuts a smooth hole through a kite's vinyl tubing.
KITE LINES Summer-Fall 1991 (v.8#4) pg. 23

Shopsheet. Chart of 70 drill sizes (1/16" to 1/4") and the corresponding decimal equivalent.
KITPLANES Feb 1997 (v.14#2) pg. 89

A guide to twist drills.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #506 Jul 1970 (v.66) pg. 88

How to make a tool for taking burrs off holes drilled in sheet metal.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #590 Jul 1977 (v.73) pg. 88

Tips on using special low-speed shaping bits from Portalign to cut decorative moldings, shape edges of boards, etc. using a portable electric drill or drill press.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #621 Feb 1980 (v.76) pg. 90

Sorting out specialized drill bits. Illustrations of many special purpose drill bits and a description of their use.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #636 May 1981 (v.77) pg. 50

Eight styles of drill bits and their use are summarized.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1981 (v.2#4) pg. 18

Tip: How to turn a nail into a drill bit to drill pilot holes.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Apr 1979 (v.7#4) pg. 47

Make your own deep hole drill.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1965 (v.124#2) pg. 166

Temporary repair for a broken drill bit by using a steel "splint".
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1967 (v.127#4) pg. 177

How to pick the drill to fit the tap. Equivalency tables are included.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1971 (v.135#1) pg. 170

Boring tool is used to cut holes in paper, leather, rubber, canvas and other soft materials.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1981 (v.156#4) pg. 37

Workshop minicourse. Tips on using drill bits to bore pilot holes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1982 (v.157#4) pg. 120

What to do if your only drill bit (of that size) breaks in the middle of a drilling job.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1982 (v.157#5) pg. 120

Drill bits. A comprehensive guide to the latest hole-boring tools.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1988 (v.165#5) pg. 91

Amazing new circle cutter that uses a 1/4" drill.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1964 (v.185#1) pg. 134

How to get the best from twist drills. Which to buy, how fast to drill and what cutting fluids to use.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1965 (v.186#2) pg. 148

The best bits for boring wood.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1965 (v.186#4) pg. 146

How to machine your own D bits. A lopsided drill bit with only one cutting lip which will drill holes dead true, exactly its own size, and as long as the bit.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1967 (v.191#4) pg. 172

Some wood boring problems can be solved by using bits with flat bottom profile, like the multi-spur and Forstner bits. Tips on sharpening included.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1971 (v.199#4) pg. 106

How to choose and use drill bits like a pro. Looks at twist bits, spade bits, screw-pilot bits and special-purpose bits.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1976 (v.209#5) pg. 118

How to drill big holes in almost anything. A look at what is available in drill bits for large holes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1982 (v.221#4) pg. 130

Tip for eliminating side play (bending) on small-diameter drill bits.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #52 Jan 1990 (v.9#4) pg. 12

Tip on straightening bent drill bits.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #57 Nov 1990 (v.10#3) pg. 10

Quick-change drill bits. A comparison of the two available systems (adapter and combination tool).
SHOPNOTES #20 Mar 1995 (v.4) pg. 20

Tip on using a shank from a nail to predrill a pilot hole.
SHOPNOTES #27 May 1996 (v.5) pg. 28

How to calculate the drill size (diameter) for numbered machine screws and the drill size for a clearance hole.
SPEAKER BUILDER 3/1988 [May 1988] (v.9#3) pg. 48

Drill bit extender consists of a simple collar (with 2 set screws) and a length of 1/4" steel rod (up to 4-ft long).
SPORT AVIATION Oct 1993 (v.42#10) pg. 116

How to make your own paper drill from hollow steel tubing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #6 Aug 1985 (v.2#4) pg. 8

Power drill bits and boring tools. What is available and tips on their use.
WOOD MAGAZINE #11 Jun 1986 (v.3#3) pg. 54

Tip on using a file to remove burrs from the shaft of drill bits and router bits.
WOOD MAGAZINE #15 Feb 1987 (v.4#1) pg. 19

Tip on using a small finishing nail or brad in place of a standard bit.
WOOD MAGAZINE #26 Dec 1988 (v.5#6) pg. 29

An introduction to screw drills, both one- and multiple-piece bits.
WOOD MAGAZINE #41 Feb 1991 (v.8#2) pg. 20

How to turn a nail or brad into a drill bit.
WOOD MAGAZINE #46 Oct 1991 (v.8#7) pg. 20

Sewing-machine needle can be used as a tiny drill bit.
WOOD MAGAZINE #60 Apr 1993 (v.10#3) pg. 16

Drilling and boring holes in wood. An overview of the more popular bits.
WOOD MAGAZINE #79 Jun 1995 (v.12#4) pg. 4

Tip on gripping tiny drill bits in ordinary drill chucks.
WOOD MAGAZINE #90 Sep 1996 (v.13#6) pg. 18

Guide to drill bits and accessories.
WOOD MAGAZINE #91 Oct 1996 (v.13#7) pg. Insert

Tip on highlighting the engraved markings on drill bits.
WOOD MAGAZINE #124 May-Jun 2000 (v.17#4) pg. 37

Profile of the Portalign Shaper Bits, a slow-speed bit designed for use in an electric drill. They can deliver fancy cuts similar to a router or shaper.
WOODSMITH #12 Nov 1980 pg. 3

An explanation of the drill bit numbering scheme, plus a chart of bit sizes to use for pilot hole and shank hole for screw size 6, 8, 10, and 12.
WOODSMITH #32 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 23

Brad point bits. How to select, sharpen and use.
WOODSMITH #45 Jun 1986 pg. 4

Understanding and using self-centering drill bits to drill hinge holes.
WOODSMITH #71 Oct 1990 pg. 24

A-Z of hand tools. Center bits. How to use and how to sharpen.
WOODWORKER #1028 Jul 1979 (v.83) pg. 370

Tip on making inexpensive "drill bits" from round wire nails.
WOODWORKER Jan 1990 (v.94#1) pg. 1291

Bits for boring. Describing the variety of drill bits available and their uses. A brief look at spoon bits, center bits, bradawls and twist drills.
WOODWORKER Mar 1994 (v.98#3) pg. 78

Tip: Bicycle spokes make good drill bits for small holes.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1980 (v.4#4) pg. 15

Tip: Use a rubber ball to reduce breakage of small diameter drill bits.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1982 (v.6#1) pg. 38

Tip: How to straighten bent drill bits.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1983 (v.7#4) pg. 50
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1983 (v.7#5) pg. 7

Tip: Use a toothbrush to clean wood chips out of a rotating drill bit.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1988 (v.12#3) pg. 54

Drill bits and boring. Tips on what bit to use and the best way to bore a particular hole.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1988 (v.12#5) pg. 21
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1988 (v.12#6) pg. 6

How to select the proper bit. How to drill and care for bits.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1964 (v.20#4) pg. 42

Tip suggests having two sets of drill bits under 3/8" to increase accuracy, one set for the drill press and a second for the hand drill.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1975 (v.31#2) pg. 63

Tip: Grind flat spots onto the shank of small drill bits to keep them from slipping in the chuck.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1980 (v.36#3) pg. 11

Tip: Duct tape "fan" attached to drill bit will clear wood chips.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1985 (v.41#4) pg. 57

Drill bit basics.
WORKBENCH #253 May-Jun 1999 (v.55#3) pg. 52