|Boring - Course: Manual Woodworking Techniques. Trainees' Handbook of Lessons|
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.