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Drilling axle holes in a handmade wooden toy car using a drill press and a high-quality brad point drill bit.
Drilling axle holes in a handmade wooden toy car using a drill press and a high-quality brad point drill bit. 

To drill smooth strait axle holes, it is essential to use a drill press with high-quality drill bits. I prefer Brad Point bits for this. The HSS Lipped Imperial Brad-Point Drills sold by Lee Valley are excellent. The old Shopsmith bits are also excellent if you can find them in good condition. I set up my drill press so the point of the bit touches the table when the quill is fully extended. Proper speed is also essential. Use the chart that came with your drill press. When the hole is drilled, a tiny hole will be on the backside. Remove any chips,  locate the hole, and use it as a guide to finish the hole from the backside. If all goes well, you will have a clean strait hole with little or no tear out.

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