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Using a 35mm forstner bit I have made some holes in one arm of the fly tying bench in order to sit a plastic container in the timber.

As you would know the forstner leaves a nice clean surface with the hole from the pilot piece. So I am looking at options to level the bottom of the hole or to insert / glue a base in the hole for the container, any ideas?

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Ever thought about using a bowl bit to just finish the bottom flat
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Hi Dave

I did a project once and ran into a similar issue. Where I was inserting small containers in I chose an easy road. I drilled a small 1/8" hole and filled it with a piece of dowel. It turned out fairly good.

But it was not critical to the finished project,,,

I had thought of gluing a thin piece of plastic in but at that time to get a piece of plastic the right size finish nicely,,, it was out of my abilities at the time.

Good luck on your build and looking forward to some photos.

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Here watch this video shows you how the bowl bit works
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Using a 35mm forstner bit I have made some holes in one arm of the fly tying bench in order to sit a plastic container in the timber.

As you would know the forstner leaves a nice clean surface with the hole from the pilot piece. So I am looking at options to level the bottom of the hole or to insert / glue a base in the hole for the container, any ideas?

Will post a pic shortly.

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a drop of color matched wood filler slightly thinned into the dimple and then shave the excess off...
dark tinted epoxy glue and coat the entire bottom of the hole filling the dimple at the same time......
do both w/ the filler and epoxy...
buy another medium quality 35MM bit and file the pilot off... clean the bottom of the hole till the pilot dimple is gone.. way cheaper than a bowl bit and you won't have sizing issues or wall tear out...

but if you are going to install an insert why would the pilot dimple be an issue???

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are you using bits that look like any of these???

Forstner Bits

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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are you using bits that look like any of these???

Forstner Bits

The bits I have been buying are these

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The bits I have been buying are these

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good bits...

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waiting to see what you have created...
I'm using an old 72" wide many Benjamin Franklin roll top with a zillion drawers converted over to single purpose use... kept out growing everything else...
added (2) spool/bobbin caddies that replaced 2 drawers, (appropriated from the wife's sewing, side mounted implement racks (screwdriver racks), (2)-18 refrigerator egg trays done as drawers, fan stacked swing out shallow high radius multi dished trays (3), magnetic strip drying rack, (tool holder) half dozen SS extra small pet dishes w/ high radii bottoms and a pair of multi troughs w/ the troughs at a variety of widths....

feathers, furs and the thousand-three-eighty gotta have pieces are kept ready in an ancient map cabinet...

it's not a show piece but it works and works well...

now if I can only perfect the lighting....
or find a Dazor stretch line and two of their serious task lights in a dumpster some where's...

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