Turned Multi-bit Screwdrivers Project
In this relatively simple woodturning project, you can build a wooden handle for a screwdriver with a storage compartment for all your bits.
How to Use Bit Storage Blocks as a Bolt Gauge for Drilling Pilot Holes
Before drilling pilot holes, you can check the size of your bolts against the size of the bits in your bit storage blocks.
How to Use a Scratch Awl to Make a Drilling Mark for Your Brad Point Bit
Sometimes, penciled in crosshairs can be difficult to see when you’re trying to set up your drill, but a small starter hole makes it much easier.
How to Use Larger Drill Bits to Fit Adjustable Drawer Faces
A drawer with holes for the face drilled a fraction larger than normal can be easily adjusted after it has been mounted and settled.
How to Use a Drill Bit on Your Tailstock’s Morse Taper to Improve Your Turning
Woodworker’s Journal Editor Rob Johnstone offers his advice on the best way to get turnings started on your lathe by mounting a drill bit.
How to Build a Plywood Drill Press Shop Safety Jig to Brace Workpieces
If a drill press catches on a workpiece and spins it, it can be a huge safety hazard in the shop, this simple jig braces the piece and prevents that from happening.
How to Avoid Drill Bit Chatter in Pine Wood with Drilling Techniques
One of the more annoying defects that can occur when drilling a project is chatter: ragged, torn-up wood around the hole, but avoiding it is possible and actually quite simple.
Back to Woodworking Basics
Contributor Ralph Bagnall demonstrates old school countersink and pilot hole drilling technique with a modern day compromise to make things faster.
Use Beeswax and Packing String in Pilot Holes to Make Driving Screws Easier
Beeswax can make driving screws easier, but applying it directly to the screw can cause the wax to push out of the hole, requiring cleanup, here’s the trick to avoid that.
Accurate Drilling Without a Drill Press
A portable drill guide will give you the accuracy and stability of a benchtop drill press with a standard (and much cheaper) handheld drill.