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Wood is a material that looks easy to work with, but can hold surprises. Its drilling, for example, requires certain precautions, as well as perfectly adapted sharpened bits. The creation of pilot holes to the auger prevents the wood from cracking under the effect of drilling.

Necessary material

  • Wood wick
  • Strawberry
  • Extension wick
  • Flat wick
  • gimlet
  • Pencil
  • Depth ring
  • Male key
  • Color adhesive tape
  • Ratchet
  • Column drill stand

Using a spin

Mark location

Mark location

1. Mark the location of the pencil hole. Use a grease pencil that marks well on the wood.

Engage the spin

Engage the spin

2. Make a pilot hole with a size twist suitable for drilling or screwing.

Screw in a pilot hole

Screw in a pilot hole

3. Use the pilot hole for possible screwing. He will prevent the screw from cracking the wood.

Depth guides

Adjust the depth ring

Adjust the depth ring

Depth ring
1. Position the depth ring at the desired distance from the end of the bit.

Block the ring on the wick

Block the ring on the wick

2. Tighten the locking screw with a wrench to secure the ring to the correct level on the bit.

Drill at a good depth

Drill at a good depth

3. Drill until the depth ring comes into abutment with the wood (be careful not to mark it with the ring!).

Position the tape

Position the tape

Tape
1. Position the tape at the desired distance from the end of the wick.

Wrap the ribbon on the wick

Wrap the ribbon on the wick

2. Wrap the tape over the wick to form a depth mark.

Drill to the benchmark

Drill to the benchmark

3. Drill to the adhesive tape. Warning: it does not exert any resistance if you continue to drill!

Align on the rod

Align on the rod

Drill depth guide
1. Bring the drill and fence to a stop on a wooden board. Bring the rod to the wood and lower the drill and bit to align with the rod.

Adjust the stem

Adjust the stem

2. Adjust the guide shaft by pushing it to a length corresponding to the drilling depth.

Tighten the side handle

Tighten the side handle

3. Lock the rod by tightening the side handle here.

Drill with the stop rod

Drill with the stop rod

4. Drill until the stem comes to a stop.

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