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Re: Drilling holes through a bookblock

If  you don't have a real paper drill try clamping a scrap plywood panel or
board to each side of the text block a drill through both the wood and the
paper with a woodworkers "forsner" bit.  The outside spirs will cut more
cleanly than a twist drill, which is what I assume you are using.

Good luck.



At 04:29 PM 5/28/99 EDT, you wrote:
>What's the best way to drill quarter inch wide holes through a bookblock?
>(for post-&-nut binding). I am using a 1/4 inch wood bit and a manual drill,
>using C-clamps to hold the bookblock in place. Of course the holes are never
>perfect. Also it takes a long long time to drill each hole. What am I doing
>Thanks all,

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