Captainstrat Posted February 7, 2018 Report Share Posted February 7, 2018 I'm not sure if this is the right forum to ask this question, but I'll ask anyway, is there an accurate way to measure "drill bit depth" from the tip to the "stop line" (that will be marked off by a piece of masking tape)? Let's just say I've goofed more than once and had to take the neck/body/both to my favorite guitar repairman to fix my mistakes (Hi Brian ) This time, I'd like to do it right. As I'm awaiting delivery of the missing pieces of my parts caster (ferrules, strap locks,vintage style tuning pegs), I've been doing a lot of research that's been paying off so far; but the neck is crucial and I'd like to avoid a repeat of the "drill bit straight through the fingerboard" routine! My likely problems have been improper measurement of the drill bit (0.875" isn't exactly easy to measure, 2.2225 cm is a bit easier, but not by much), because my measuring tape is probably none too accurate... the tape I've been using to mark off the depth limit was likely on the cheap side (it literally would wiggle loose and out of place, to the point I'm no longer sure where the depth limit is)... I don't own a drill press, I probably get impatient when drilling through maple and apply too much pressure I've had a few cases where the drill bit gets loose in the chuck and goes in the chuck rather than in the wood! So I throw it to the experts, any tips to accurately measure and mark the drill bit so I do an accurate job? Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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