This is basically what is done in the video I posted. Came out VERY CLEAN. Not sure what's wrong with it. I don't believe anything is set in stone when it comes to this stuff.This seems... wrong.
This is basically what is done in the video I posted. Came out VERY CLEAN. Not sure what's wrong with it. I don't believe anything is set in stone when it comes to this stuff.
It IS, very time consuming compared to just--punch-pilot-drill.
The first video I posted--the guy doesn't do great work, but I think it's a sound theory. Wood density and thickness and drill bit size are going to come into play. He just rams that big arse bit into that shell like a 12 year old.Using a pilot hole with a brad point bit is counter productive and a really bad idea. Brad point bits have a "brad point" that acts as a pilot and the hole will be centered wherever that point lands. Drilling a pilot hole eliminates that function of the point so the bit will wander around in the hole until the two side cutting edges cut into the wood.
He is actually getting tearout on the outside because his bit is wandering because of his pilot hole. You will get a perfect hole with a sharp bradpoint bit when used properly.
It makes no sense, actually makes it harder to get your hole where you want it and is some of the worst advice I have seen.
Pilot holes make sense with standard twist bits because the tip is angled and will follow the path of a pilot hole.
Geesh, some of you guys get needlessly elaborate about drilling a hole in a piece of wood.
Somehow, our forefathers were able to drill holes in drums -- by themselves and without professional help -- and attach all manner of things to the base drum. Plenty of old timers NAILED the drum to the stage floor to keep the bass from walking. They did that every night.
Use a bit of tape, measure it and drill the damned hole... When the post is attached, that drum will resonate pretty much as much as Ringo Starr, Buddy Rich or Elvin Jones ever needed a bass drum to resonate -- in the days before before clever marketers sold gullible drummers on the idea that a top post reduces resonance any more than the spurs and spur mounts do.
I’ll trust your opinion then! Could you protect the inner ply by having a piece of scrap wood clamped to the interior of the shell so the bit exits through the scrap rather than the shell itself?I’m a finish carpenter. It’s right.