Yeah, I bet; rather you than me. :shock: What sweep size were you using?Pete Maddex":2536x69h said:...the hole was drilled with a brace and expansive bit, tough stuff that Maple.
I've got a 1 1/2" centre bit, reserved for this very purpose...Pete Maddex":219qqu2b said:Hi, Alf
Just a 10" sweep, I do go the the gym so its not to much of a problem, but I used a small expansive bit not my big one and I could see the shaft twisting.
I have picked up a 38mm flat but so it shouldn't be a problem any more.
I see what you mean - using an expansive bit. set to a large size, in hardwood generates forces that strike me as "unpleasantly high", especially on that tiny blade and its rinky dink holding screw.Alf":3b6utlu9 said:I've got a drill press and some forstners for this sort of thing... :-$ 8-[
But honestly, I'm impressed the expansive bit did the job - I'd have (incorrectly) assumed not.