Where to start
Did you already drill that hole? Sorry, I didn't realize you were that gung-ho
to get started. So, did you drill it in the right place? Did you start your
cut in the right place? Right? Wrong? Okay, I know we're all experts and not
only can we follow a line we can blend perfectly into the line where we started
So where is that elusive "right" place to drill.
On inside cuts place the hole as close to a corner as space permits, a corner
that is an obtuse angle (>90 degrees). On stacked cuts, do the same for outside
cuts. The idea behind this is
you simply cut to the nearest line and work your way around when you meet your start
point it will be next to impossible to blend the cuts perfectly. You will either have to live
with the mark thatís left or try to sand it out (more work!). Even if you are cutting a piece
for painting (people do that?) try to start on a corner as opposed to the middle of a line.
Your work will look much more professional.
- ) you don't want to waste a lot of cutting to get to a line
- ) by starting on a
corner the cuts will match (even if you are slightly off pattern) without leaving a mark.
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