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    Default Drill depth stop idea

    Here is an idea to use up little off cuts of timber or plastic. (I stole it from somewhere else. )

    You can be a plain or as fancy as you like.

    You can even just use a bit of dowel & chuck it away when you are finished with it.

    Select/cut you block roughly to size & drill a hole through it with the drill bit it is to suit.
    Now measure the amount of projection you need against the screw that you are drilling the hole for & set the depth stop at that place.
    Now insert the drill bit in the chuck so that the chuck is up against the back of the depth stop.
    You may have to cut/sand your depth stop a bit shorter to suit the amount of projection & how much is held in the chuck.
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    Yep, this works well, I was using this method for a long time. Easy to make, and this depth stop will not slip.

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    Thumbs up

    Sure beats tape wrapped around the bit!!

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    That was something that Mr. Capell taught me in 6th year wood shop, in 1953. I still use the technique today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrich View Post
    That was something that Mr. Capell taught me in 6th year wood shop, in 1953. I still use the technique today.
    Did they have drill bits back then?
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    I also learnt this at school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christos View Post
    I also learnt this at school.

    Hey Cliff

    If you had paid attention in school you would not have needed to steal this idea from the guy who stole it from Ilya who ..........





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    Also of your sand about a 3 to 5 deg champfer on the end it stops any chance of marking / defacing a finished surface if you happen to get a grab on the bit or you inadvertently let go
    The person who never made a mistake never made anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwbuild View Post
    Also of your sand about a 3 to 5 deg champfer on the end it stops any chance of marking / defacing a finished surface if you happen to get a grab on the bit or you inadvertently let go
    Yup. If you are a turner, you can turn it up with a chamfer like a countersink.

    Like these ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraemeCook View Post
    Hey Cliff

    If you had paid attention in school you would not have needed to steal this idea .....
    Truth is, I didn't really steal it, I thought of it myself after I saw an advert for plastic ones.
    When I googled it, I found that other people had already thought of it so I just stole their photo.

    As for paying attention in school, the woodwork classes I did at school used bugger all power tools.
    We didn't use screws, just hand tools like a saw, hammer, chisels & glue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Rogers View Post
    Truth is, I didn't really steal it, I thought of it myself after I saw an advert for plastic ones.
    When I googled it, I found that other people had already thought of it so I just stole their photo.

    As for paying attention in school, the woodwork classes I did at school used bugger all power tools.
    We didn't use screws, just hand tools like a saw, hammer, chisels & glue.
    Sometime way back last century
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    Yup, it was 40 years ago that I finished grade 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Rogers View Post
    ...........

    As for paying attention in school, the woodwork classes I did at school used bugger all power tools.
    We didn't use screws, just hand tools like a saw, hammer, chisels & glue.

    We had power to tech buildings when I was attending school, and it was last century.

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    We had power & machines, we just didn't get to use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Rogers View Post
    We had power & machines, we just didn't get to use them.

    Bad student?

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