FAQ: How To Make A Hole In Wood Larger?

How can you make a hole in wood bigger without a drill?

To make a hole bigger without a drill, you need to get either sandpaper and a dowel, a hand file, or a jab saw. It’s helpful to draw the size of the circle needed first, then manually file the excess wood until the hole is the right size. Wipe away the dust and your project is ready to continue.

How do you enlarge an existing hole?

Enlarging holes or aligning mismatched holes in metal is the job of a tool known as a reamer. The process by which this is done is called Reaming and differs from traditional drilling as it requires an existing hole, or holes, as a starting point.

How do you enlarge a hole in hardened steel?

If you don’t have to enlarge the hole very much you could use a die grinder or Dremel type rotary tool with stones and grind the hole. It’s slow work but would not destroy the temper of the surrounding steel or damage the paint.

How do you make a small hole into a bigger drill bit?

The short answer is to use a guide. You can take a larger piece of hardwood and drill a hole of the larger size through it, then clamp it over the hole you wish to enlarge. If you’re lucky and the hole you wish to embiggen is the ‘next’ size up, a step drill bit may work, too.

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What can I use if I don’t have a drill?

Use two wooden sticks – tie a strong piece of string on both ends of one to serve as a bow, and the other should have a sharp end on one side and a handle on the other. Scrape out a small hole in the wood, where you wish to drill your hole. Place the pointy end of your second stick there and apply pressure.

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