Once you drill your first holes, then you can line up the template. Drilling Holes for Cabinet Pulls Now I just had to find the center on each drawer. For help with setups and other technical issues. by Franco » Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:39 pm, Post First order of business was off to the hardware store for some wood filler. I just used the Salice version of Inserta with and without soft close on my last two kitchens. Do you drill the 35mm cup holes before or after applying the finish? When i tried to drill holes in a chrome bumper, I used special metal cutting bits and cutting oil. How to spackle nail holes is an important process before painting. This week’s question comes from Avraham. It's best to fill pround then sand down before papering , lining or painting. So gone are the daunting days of “what-if’ing” on myself… at least when it comes to repositioning furniture hardware and filling in holes! When it comes to painting before or after the installation, it’s really a chicken or the egg situation. However, after finishing the piece with polyurethane the holes get filled with finish and I end up re-drilling them all. I drill first. We're looking to refinish that body now... *sigh*. by painted wood » Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:20 am, Post Nail holes in exterior surfaces, just as with cracks or gaps, can be dealt with using a good caulking. After making our own cabinets carcasses for the flip house kitchen it was time to order the doors and drawer fronts, get them painted and installed. Talk about the Fender Jazzmaster, Jaguar, and any other offset waist guitars with us! For concrete, I couldn't penetrate more than 3/4" into Nail holes can ruin the appearance of trim on a wall. The existing hardware will just get in the way when filling holes on your cabinets. Check your drill bit is'nt blunt as well. If you don't have any scraps of pegboard, you can fashion a jig out of a piece of 1/2" or 1/4" plywood and drill a hole in it slightly larger than the hole required for the mounting screw. The secret to filling in the hardware holes seamlessly is is to completely fill the hole with 2 or 3 applications of filler. After my kitchen was featured in Better Homes & Gardens, there were a few new people who came over and asked how I covered the old hardware holes that were in the center of my cabinets. So I stick with the press-in. After the first coating of the joint compound has dried off, sand the holes using a 220-grit sandpaper. Mark and pre-drill your holes carefully. I use brad point bits for drilling holes. It also doesn't matter that much (with this setup) if you drill before or after finishing. Use a rag or sponge to wipe off the sand dust. Before the deglosser evaporates, quickly wipe away the residue with another clean, deglosser-dampened rag. If you want the most professional looking results, this is the method for you. On Monday, it was how to restore your hardware in five minutes and today its how to cover old hardware holes. by the older brother » Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:17 pm. For the final I have just had in the last month or so a refin of a brand new body and a 66 body. Because I want the pulls centered in the drawers and the holes are 1/2″ lower than center, I made sure to mark “TOP” on each drawer as a future, quick look reference. My dad was working on a Partscaster once and forgot to do that... the front of that guitar is now really ka-f**ked up. I remember the pros telling me on the reranch site to always test fit everything before painting. Let’s just take a look at the after before the tutorial… because we can… I didn’t realize that when I was flying by the stick of my broom planned out my posts. Use Naptha to wetsand, never water. (Cabinetmaking Forum) January 19, 2011, KnowledgeBase: Cabinetmaking: Cabinet Door Construction. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. IMHO it will be cleaner if you drill the holes after paint. Take the time before you apply any paint on your next project to fill all of the gaps, cracks, and nail holes. Someone knows where I can find the nearest woodchipper to throw my pieces of junk into? Post If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. I learned the hard way what not to do when painting doors and hardware. Do you drill the 35mm cup holes before or after applying the finish? This allows you to sand any tear out in the pocket hole area (it happens a lot) without messing up all the time you took to make it look nice. Hardware holes and hole spacing isn’t always precise. Additional tips for drilling your own cabinet hardware Always use a new, sharp drill bit and do not push hard when drilling your doors and drawer fronts. Use Naptha to wetsand, never water. by MrWizard44 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:09 pm, Post Hold a rag underneath to catch drips. by the older brother » Sat Dec 01, 2007 2:13 pm, Post . Orange looking oak cabinets, no hardware, dark paint, white sink, shiny faucet… it was all bad. Doesn't make sense to me (and my operation) to put all the doors on the Minipress to bore, then finish, then back to the Minipress to press in hinges. For that reason I bore after finishing. relaxing alternative to doing actual work ... That's a really a great way doing it Sook. Before I had the Minipress I bored before finish using a drill press. I figure that if I drill before paint, the paint will change the dimensions of the holes. I actually left the filler in the holes a little low so I could see where they are. This might be a speed and pressure problem. It was totally worth the work. I remember the pros telling me on the reranch site to always test fit everything before painting. The best plan is to paint & stain after all cuts and pocket holes are made. Drill Installation Method. Even though my project was successful, several things went wrong. Of course after the finish goes on I could see myself re-drilling the holes, because they tend to get all filled up by the sealer and filler. The majority of cabinet knobs are packaged with #8 machine screws, which measure 0.16 inch, or roughly 5/32 inch, in diameter. The holes will be fine. After with a Blum Minipress. How to Make New Holes for Hardware With your old holes filled, now is a great time to drill new holes for the new hardware. Use a 3/16-inch bit to drill the hole. While I think I could have made the doors, I don’t think it would have been a good investment of my time and I don’t think the end result would have been as nice. So I'm using them as reference points really. I wet sand with mineral spirits so swelling is a non-issue. Before putting your new handle in place, fill any holes left by old hardware with wood putty, and paint that area. Should I drill the holes for the floating shelves before assembly or after painting? Drilling a new body shell - before or after painting? After wet sanding is done, I cleanup with naphtha and use a toothpick to again open up The holes will be fine. I'd like to paint after assembly and before installing the cases to the wall, so if I drill after paint, access to the holes will be limited. Because wood filler can (and does) shrink as it dries, apply a second coat of wood filler, if … I really liked using that style of hinge more than I thought I would - just so much easier to pop them in and out. Obviously, plugging them is a large labor requirement. This method requires a core drill or hammer drill with about a 3/8” bit. Best to buy ready mixed and should cost you pennies EDIT Some fillers take only a short time to dry but would suggest at least 12 hours 24 better. A couple were difficult to spot after a few coats so I marked them with nail, but not deep enough to go through the finish. Forum Responses How to Drill for Door & Drawer Pulls. Make sure your clean out bit is brand new! Holes in wood trim are best filled with wood filler. Question I wasn't as impressed with the Salice soft close version, but I'm kind of finicky about how things work. I drill first. So now I had to fill in the old cabinet holes and drill new ones to match the holes on the other doors. Test Fil-Stik on inside of cabinet door. I've heard the Blum works a lot better. A … I drill all my holes first, then paint/clear, then gently clean the clear from the holes with a slightly larger bit than used to make the holes. Even If you’re not sure about the color of Fil-Stik to use, we would recommend getting 2 or more color options to test. I lightly filled all my holes on my Jag on purpose before I refinished it. And if the holes are drilled before, there's a risk the wood will rise around the holes when you wet sand the finish if they're not filled with laquer. If you drill after, and the paint is cured. This […] Drawer and door pulls add a decorative value to your cabinetry and have a lot to do with the overall look of your room. I couldn't penetrate the chrome. The screw should fit through the hole without binding. After experimenting with several different methods and products, this is how I currently fill old hardware holes for the best results: Fill all the old holes with wood filler, let dry and sand. a good brad point bit should give a very clean hole. (The filler I have on hand always seems to dry out and Fortunately, filling in nail holes in trim is a simple process. This makes sure that the clear does not chip or crack from the screw threads lifting the finish. I definitely would go after the paint -- but you have to be careful with that -- make sure you protect the finish on the other side of the guitar -- like, drill on a couple towels or something. Step 4 Fill the Holes Photo by Brian Wilder If you're relocating the hardware, fill by Stereordinary » Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:46 pm, Post The brand new one I located everything on the body and then used one of thise spring loaded punches that carpenters / metal workers use to mark a dent/very shallow hole where the screw holes will be. I know my limitations and I am okay with that. If you drill before, and don't load up the paint, the holes should remain relatively clean. I drill holes before finishing and open them back up with toothpicks after spraying. If you mess up, you can fill them in From contributor M: by Jazzprod » Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:17 pm, Post Or by Regan » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:59 pm, Post When the body came back after painting the holes/dents could just be seen and allowed an easy starting point for my battery powered hand drill. Attach the new handles with screws. I think the Inserta hinges hold better than the press-in dowels, but I just can't wrap my head around the cost. The pegboard and the wood backer protect the surface. He writes: In the past when I’ve built bookshelves and entertainment centers I drill all of the holes for the shelf pins before I assemble the whole piece. Especially when dealing with vintage and antique furniture. How to Fill Nail Holes in Trim. Sure you can use wood filler to fill the old holes and then drill new ones exactly where you want them. Forum Responses (Cabinetmaking Forum) From contributor M: After with a Blum Minipress. Wouldn't really matter before or after You fit stoplights.. The pegboard and the wood backer protect the surface. by sookwinder » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:09 pm, Post Use a larger drill bit to take off any burrs. You really really really want to drill your new holes before you paint. by the older brother » Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:12 pm, Post Typically, I have always started with this process, then added ornamental carvings/burnings, then done my routering, and finally, my finishing stain/varnish. Holes If the shell needs any holes drilling (for mirrors, wings, antenna tube, etc), carefully drill those now, using a block of wood to support the body. Repeat the process of applying a second coating and sanding it after. I tend to drill the holes for the pickguard before finishing just to make sure I get the pickguard on there dead straight. Using a drill, sockets are made in the concrete where the posts can be securely cemented. I have a small project during which I drill hundreds of little holes (the largest of which is 1/8 in.). Before I had the Minipress I bored before finish using a drill press. by Jazzprod » Sat Dec 01, 2007 2:54 pm, Post ......below the apes above the angels..... Masking tape on the work surface prevents flaking, spelching, etc leaving a clean hole. 2006 If you want to be absolutely sure of no paint on the inside of the tube, you have two choices: drill the holes after painting or drill the holes and plug them before painting. Dust Collection, Safety and Plant Operation, Job Opportunities and Woodworking Services, A close vote, with comments, on when to bore doors for hinges.

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