About done with my first and needing to drill a couple of sound holes in the paper covered cigar box.
I have some 1" Grommets/w screens from CB Gitty. The website site says the inside diameter of the grommet it "about 1/2"...... Would be nice if they were exact 1/2". I've drilled test holes in a piece of wood that approximates the thickness of the cigar box lid.
1/2" hole is too small and grommet won't fit.
5/8" is way too big.
Was hoping these would just "snap in". Folks that use these are you just drilling a bigger hold and then gluing?
Thanks for the help, Mark
Hi, what I would do is drill the 1/2" hole and ease it to size with a 3/8" dowel stick wrapped in your sandpaper of choice.
That's the ticket! Worked great. Sometimes the easiest solution is the best.....
thats a great idea!
I’ve always used a stepped unibit and a little hot glue.
I use a 9/16" spade bit, then superglue the grommet. Be sure to put a backing board behind the lid before drilling the hole to avoid tear-out.