Many of my plans include spray on templates that will make making your project much simpler. You can simply print these templates out and then either glue or tape them to your build.

This video will show you the best practices for using these templates. It is always best to use spray adhesive. If you don’t have any you can just use some masking tape, scotch tape, packing tape, or even duck tape. You can also use the push stick glue that many craft stores sell.

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Before drilling the holes, use a center punch to make it easier to align the Forstner bit. You can get the same results from a paddle bit, but the hole is usually not as clean.  As always it is a good idea to use a backer board to prevent blowout and damage to your bits.

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Mike Murray
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Mike is the founder of The Geek Pub. A jack of all trades who simply enjoys the challenge creating things, whether from wood, metal, or lines of code in a computer. Mike has created all kinds of projects that you can follow and build yourself, from a retro arcade cabinet to plantation shutters for your home. As an accomplished IT Executive with 25+ years experience, Mike believes that in today's world of ever changing intense competition, IT must be strategically aligned to the business like never before.

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