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Re: 2" Forstner Bit?
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2" Forstner Bit? *NM* ()

William Duffield
That's a good start, but Forstner bits leave a pointed hole in the middle and a trench around the perimeter. There are ways to fix these problems:

- Glue cork into the bottom of the holes.

- Use the Forstner bit to make a template. Use a bearing guided router bit to cut the finished holes. You might even remove most of the wood with a Forstner bit before finishing up with the router.

- Drill through holes with the Forstner bit. Glue a flat board onto the bottom. You might even cut a groove in the base board to hide the edges of the inserted board.

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