Boring Tools Till – Fitting out Drawers
Jan 2, 2022
Today I started fitting out the drawers.
The biggest problem (the longest bits) I had were a set of long brad-point bits. They're almost exactly the same length as the drawer openings, which means they have to go into a box diagonally. Or the box needs holes drilled in the side walls. So I started by cutting about an inch off the top of one of the boxes and putting a bottom on it.
I also drilled holes into it from the two ends, but forgot to take a picture. Mañana.
In the bottom portion of that box, I put in holders for my set of Fisch augers with hardwood lead screws. They're very nice, but they're not a complete set, and Fisch is unlikely to ever make a complete set, so I didn't leave any spare room.
To make the rests for the sharp ends, I drilled holes in two pieces of board clamped together in my face vise. That worked pretty well.
The square ends of the bits just slide into half inch holes in another board. And then I made room for my “spare” tapered reamer bit in that case, as the Fisch bits will almost certainly get used in the same projects where I need a tapered hole (chair or staked furniture work).
I'll likely cut the box down a little farther tomorrow and make runners so these two partial drawers can sit one atop another.
That was it for today.