Happy Tuesday Everyone!
Have you ever drilled a hole for furniture hardware and the slightest ‘slip’ of the drill ruined your placement?
Today’s Q-T-T is brought to you from the ever creative and talented Julie at Simple Redesign in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Julie transforms MCM & Vintage Furniture into stunning flawless re-finished show stoppers for designers and clients alike.
I’ve been using the Painters Tape Method to avoid these mishaps and it’s been working well. But teamed with Julie’s suggestion, I’m going to be 100% goof proof!
Her tip when drilling holes for furniture hardware ~
“Nothing works better than a bit with a pointy tip… No sliding around at all with this one”.
These pointy-tipped-bits are also called “Brad-Point-Drill-Bits”… I kind of like her version better. 🙂 All I know, is I want to go out and buy a set now!
If you have any drilling tips you’d like to share, we’d love to hear them… and feel free to check out last weeks Quick-Tip-Tuesday here.
Enjoy your day!
I use my awl to make the first indent and then the drill bit. Never saw those before – thanks for the tip!
Another fabulous idea and tool! Don’t those awls remind you of a dangerous weapon… like something crafted in Shawshank? That’s my dark humor for today Suzanne…lol.
You can get the same effect with a chisel or a small screwdriver head. Just mark & lightly tap with a mallet prior to drilling. The problem with those kinds of tips is that if you don’t want to go all the way through the piece, you most certainly will (though it will only be a pinhole).
Brilliant Dee… I think M-M-M had mentioned this technique to me a while back and it slipped my mind… shows how good I listen to him sometimes. 😉