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Just something to for you to contemplate over coffee. I drilled this square hole with a forstner bit using no chisels, saws, or files to finish the cut. How did I do it? This forum has so many smart folks, I'm curious as to who comes up the right answer first.

Okay, one more sip of caffeine ... now start thinking.

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Dunno how you did it, but I would have put two pieces of wood sid by side, drilled down the center, laid them flat, glued them, painted them.

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Theo, you were one of my front runners for answers. You nailed it. That's exactly how it was done. The paint was needed to conceal the glue joint. You're too good, I was hoping it would take more than one post for the answer. This was an idea I found in a 1915 edition of The Boy Mechanic.
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Oliver, I was about to guess that this was some kind of PRE-PLANNED APRIL FOOL's joke you had planned for us. Theo is a smart guy - so he kept the rest of us from becoming April fools!

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Theo congrats (you saved us as mentioned) and thanks to both of you, because I learned something new TODAY.
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Sorry Oliver.

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