ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

What is Wood Boring and Drilling? Its Differences as a WoodWorking Tools

Updated on June 13, 2014
Woodworking in Vietnam via
Woodworking in Vietnam via | Source


After learning some fundamentals in woodworking like measuring and marking then cutting board with a saw, you should also consider planning and smoothing board with chisel to create dimensions. In planning, you should be familiar of all the needed materials to have a better outcome. There are two types of plane from which we can select:

  1. Native Wooden Plane – is more austere in construction and has fewer parts to assemble. It offers less trouble for it is easy to assemble.
  2. Imported Steel Plane - this type of plane is mostly used in schools, and in using this you must be familiar in assembling this kind of plane.

In school, the most common type of plane that can be found is the Stanley plane. You must know how to assemble and put parts together. If assembled improperly, it will be easy observed and noticed for the plane will not work smoothly and rightly. The technique is just the same in using Stanley plane or native wooden plane.

  • In assembling a standard plane, iron cap must be attached to the flat side of the plane iron.
  • Cutting edge must have ½ inch far from the edge of the plane iron-cap.
  • Tightly fit the plane iron and iron cap in shaving so that it will not wedge among them.
  • The lever cap is clamp in the plane iron and plane iron cap into the body of the plane. It must be on the top while plane iron is at the bottom.

wood carving via
wood carving via | Source

Wood Boring and Drilling

The difference between boring and drilling is that boring is done in woods while drilling is done in metals. In boring you should learn how to do it accurately, and in doing that you should always keep in mind that the auger bit must be on the right direction before starting. It is also advice to do some test and insights before you start boring in woods. And when you start the auger bit make sure the head is keep from wobbling by holding it in a stationary way with your left hand while operating the brace with your right hand. In order to have a satisfactory, the bit must be well-sharpened and with that only little pressure is needed to be applied to make necessary pierce out of it.

When you do wood works do you plan it first?

See results

An experienced worker. . .

Has the skill to bore squarely at the right angle. It is good to have the surface in a horizontal or vertical position for lines in the surface of the wood will helps a lot in boring. After retraining to bore, one at a time checks it whether you are boring squarely. And always have insights until bit is well commenced. The ratchet brace is suitable to use in horizontal hole for it bores with downward strokes only, rather turning the brace all around.

wood works via
wood works via | Source

Turn the brace backward to loosen the point in cleaning the hole with chips by pulling the chips in a bit straight and at the same time turning the brace as if boring. Tearing can be avoided when we bore through wood by clamping the stock at the back in a waste piece of wood. Another technique is by turning over the stock when the worn or point started to pierce through and bore back.

On the other hand, the twist drill does not tear the wood easily and it can also be use in boring metals. But if not done carefully it breaks easily when bent. It is hard to start exactly at desired point but it cuts well in wood and is liable to work off in one side. If a ratchet is needed a breast and hand drills is used. And when the crank moves forward and backward it causes the drilling to cut simultaneously. Small hand drill is very efficient for making small holes.

Reference: Basic WoodWorking by Arsenio J. Galauran, Encarta


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)