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Old 02-04-2013, 10:50 AM   #1
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Default wood question from a non wood worker.

How would you go about cutting out a plug of wood, say about half an inch across and half an inch deep.

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I ment to say in a circle.
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What kinds of tools do you have to work with? If all you have is a utility knife, it will take you awhile, but it can be done. If you have a fretsaw, it's a little bit faster and better.

The ideal tool would be a plug cutter in a drill press, but most folks don't happen to have either one of those lying around.
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Ah, I do have a utility knife but not the other tool,so I'm guessing there is nothing that fits the little drill tool ,well it was just a thought, see my youngest has gauged ear lobes and I was thinking I could make her and her friends wood plugs for Valentine's day.I think half a inch is to big, my estimates were off. After I posted the question I thought about cutting a dowel but after I thought about that, I don't know what to use as a wrap on the outside of the wood to keep it slick and protect the inside of the ear lobe from drying out and getting sore ,I understand that seems to be a problem with ear plugs.O well, it was an idea ,one I guess I'm not going to get to do.Thanks for the info,much appreciated.
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I've made ear plugs for gauged lobes before, but I cut them with a scroll saw. I painted them with a good enamel. The person who received them said they were comfortable.
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You could use a hole saw. Then painting with a good quality enamel and maybe sealing it with a clear acrylic or lacquer?
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How would you go about cutting out a plug of wood, say about half an inch across and half an inch deep.
if you don't have a drill press i guess you could use a drill , it would work , but not that good , i use these all the time here is the link http://www.wlfuller.com/html/tapered.html
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Easiest way is to use a hole saw, it fits on the end of your drill and makes round holes any size you like.
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Could you buy a dowel that's the right size and just cut off the size piece you need? Lowe's sells a nice variety of sizes.

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