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close this bookBoring - Course: Manual Woodworking Techniques. Trainees' Handbook of Lessons
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View the document1. Purpose and Meaning of Boring
View the document2. Construction and Mode of Action of Bore Bits
View the document3. Types of Bore Bits
View the document4. Maintenance of Bore Bits
View the document5. Working Rules for Boring

1. Purpose and Meaning of Boring

Wood boring is a cutting operation to produce round holes in wood. Boring is either vertical, parallel or at an angle to the wood grain direction or panel plane.

Boring serves different purposes:

- Boring of through holes for mounting of screws, fitting or nails.
- Boring of holes of limited depth for end grain dowels or dowel joints.
- Pre-boring of wood screw holes.
- Boring of conical holes.

The precision and accuracy to size of the holes is decisive for the quality and durability of the component produced.