>I want to turn some wooden bases for small oil lamps called confetti
>lights. They need to have a 1.5 inch diameter hole in the top of the
>wooden base to accept the glass oil lamp. The holes need to be about
>1.75 inches deep. Would it be better to turn the hole using a
>scrapper or other turning tool or to drill the hole using a 1.5 inch
>Forstner style bit on a Jacobs chuck in the tail stock?
I start mine with the forstner bit to get the size, but then switch
over to a small bowl gouge and a square scraper because cutting on the
end grain with the forstner bit is slow, at best.
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