Drilling in Wood

Make the job easier and prevent splitting the wood. Drill a pilot hole, and apply liquid soap to the screw. The screw will go in as 'greased' and the soap will dry to help prevent it from coming loose in the future (a drop or two on the screw is sufficient).

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October 11, 20090 found this helpful

I take a wax toilet bowl seal and dip the first few threads of the screw in it. The seal is soft wax, so you can mold it to fit into a tuna fish can or other container.

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When drilling a whole in a piece of wood with a hand drill, use a nail or awl to start a hole where you plan to drill. That will help get the drill started and prevent it from skidding on the wood and leaving unsightly marks. Make sure the piece of wood that you are drilling is firm secured using a vice or a clamp.

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Drilling In Wood

Also if you want a clean hole on the far side, put a scrap piece of wood under where your going to drill, the hole will come out clean with no burrs or breaks in the wood. (04/29/2008)

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