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Today in the woodshop I was about to drill the holes for the machine heads, but then I discovered that the pole was 6mm thick and the "washer"(?) was 8mm.. Should I drill the holes 8mm all the way through or drill them 6 mm from behind and then an 8mm hole that starts from the front and is deep enough for the "washer"(?)?

The machine heads are cheap ones from an Epiphone.

Best regards, Ben.

PS My technical english is not so good, hope you understand what I mean. :D

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If you have a reaming tool you can drill them at 6mm then ream out the backside to 8mm. If not just drill it 8mm. Its important for the tuner not to move around in the backside hole. This is one thing that causes tuning problems.

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