How to drill 5" x 5" holes
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Hi folks, long time viewer first time poster.....I recently retired so its time to start on all those honey-do projects.
Saw a TP holder made of what looks to be an old piece of barn wood timber. Looks like it is approximately 5x5x24 .     It has TP roll size holes cut/drilled into it to hold 5 rolls.   They look to be drilled..... Any ideal how I could drill a hole that large and that deep ?   Thanks


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  Re: How to drill 5" x 5" holes by Willie D (Hi folks, long time ...)
I'd probably use a bandsaw with a narrow blade for those. That wouldn't work for the bottom one unless you cut through the bottom first.
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  Re: How to drill 5" x 5" holes by Willie D (Hi folks, long time ...)
How about a 5" hole saw. Drill as deep as possible. Chisel out the piece and continue with the hole saw.
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  Re: How to drill 5" x 5" holes by Willie D (Hi folks, long time ...)
Use a hole saw and drill as deep as possible, extend center hole all the way thru with a long twist drill, and then use a hole saw from the opposite side. Then you can use a manual or power saw the cut the perimeter. Might even work with a jig saw with long blade.
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  Re: How to drill 5" x 5" holes by Willie D (Hi folks, long time ...)
I would just carefully bandsaw out the holes then attach sandpaper to the plug and sand the inside smooth.
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  Re: How to drill 5" x 5" holes by Willie D (Hi folks, long time ...)
(01-09-2022, 07:10 PM)Willie D Wrote: Hi folks, long time viewer first time poster.....I recently retired so its time to start on all those honey-do projects.
Saw a TP holder made of what looks to be an old piece of barn wood timber. Looks like it is approximately 5x5x24 .     It has TP roll size holes cut/drilled into it to hold 5 rolls.   They look to be drilled..... Any ideal how I could drill a hole that large and that deep ?   Thanks


I would drill a pilot hole through the piece and go at it with a hole saw from both sides.  Then again I have a 5" hole saw already
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  Re: How to drill 5" x 5" holes by Willie D (Hi folks, long time ...)
Amana tool makes 6" long 1/2" diameter router bits.  Pair it with a circle cutter and you have your holes. 

I don't think it pays, however.  The bit costs $120.00.

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  Re: How to drill 5" x 5" holes by Willie D (Hi folks, long time ...)
Or start swapping rolls when they're down to about 4". The bits are more common.
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