Do ‘level-best’ with drill

The Palm Beach Post - Residences - - Residences Treasure Coast / North -

It’s highly ad­vis­able to use a drill that has a level built into the top of it. This handy fea­ture al­lows you to drill level holes into the cabi­net draw­ers and doors.

Al­ways use sharp drill bits, and drill the first hole from the front of the cabi­net. If you drill from the back to the front, you can cre­ate ugly splin­ters when the drill bit blasts through the fin­ished ma­te­rial.

Brad-point drill bits are ex­cel­lent for this work, be­cause the small point cen­ters the bit on the wood so that the bit doesn’t “walk around” as you try to start the hole.

Fin­ish car­pen­try such as this re­quires pre­ci­sion that, of­ten, is mea­sured in 64ths of an inch. So take your time to do it right— not again.

— cour­tesy of Tri­bune Me­dia Ser­vices

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