How To Make A Hole Bigger In Wood?

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 widen a bored hole in wood?

You might use a half-round rasp or file. The general method I use to make a bigger hole is to take a scrap piece of plywood (1/4″ works great) or pegboard or similar that is a bit bigger than the hole, clamp/screw/hold it in place, then use the correct size hole saw to drill through that and into the board.

How do you enlarge a hole with a spade bit?

To get the hole larger, file the sides of the larger spade bit at a 60-degree angle. Leave the edges of the filed areas sharp so they cut as you push the bit in with your drill. Hold the drill firmly as you carefully expand the hole.

How do you sand the inside of a wooden hole?

Slip the sandpaper into the slot with 1/4-1/2″ exposed through one side, and the remainder out the other, about 1-1/2 turns around the dowel. The long end wraps over the short end, helping to keep the sandpaper roll held in the slot. Now your drill can rapidly and cleanly sand the inside of various-sized holes.

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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.

Can I use step drill bit on wood?

A step bit is designed primarily for drilling in thin metal, up to 1/4 inch, but will work with wood. The stepped design allows you to use a single bit to drill holes with different diameters.

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