Occasionally you need to drill a hole to a specific depth. Or you want to drill a hole into but not through your wood. This simple trick helps you do just that!
Day 19 – Drill Holes to a Certain Depth
When I was drilling the top of the new closet doors, I marked the depth of the door pin onto the drill bit with painter’s tape.
As I was drilling, I know to stop when the tape reaches the wood.
Similarly, when creating these fun art utensil holders for my mom, I put a piece of painter’s tape to mark how deep to drill without going through the other side.
You can also use the tape trick to create countersink holes. Drill with the smaller bit first, then center the larger bit and drill just deep enough to bury the screw head.
I hope you are enjoying these quick little tips and tricks. I’m on the homestretch and still have some great tips to share! Stay tuned.
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