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    Woodworking/slight abstract thinking problem

    I'm making a cupholder for my car... All I need to do is figure out a way to drill the holes for the cups into the piece of Red Oak going in my center console.Maybe one 12 oz can size and one to fit my travel mug. Burled walnut would've been my first choice, but this was laying around.

    I don't have a hole saw, = drill press, router, etc... so is there any way to get a large hole without having to drill a million smaller holes? I feel like I'm missing something obvious, but I'm on about 4 hours of sleep in the past two days, long boring story.

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    How thick is the wood that you have to put a hole through?

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    Do you have a Coping Saw?

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    Half inch. And I should have a coping saw somewhere around... I know I did the coping for some baseboards around the house. I'd be surprised if I could find it though, lol.

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    A file and some time.
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    hole saw drill bit?


    Although, if you can mix some thermite and put it in an aluminum can, I think that would burn a nice can sized hole through the wood.
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    Do you have access to a laser?
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    Lay it out, take wood to woodworking shop and have the cuts made.

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    Dynamite! Router or holesaw is your best option.
    Find a wood shop. They'll cut it for ya in about 45seconds. I had a guitar neck blank cut out for me by a wood shop, once. Spotted the guy a $20 & it was done. The chunk of wood was too big for my little band saw

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    start burning a hole, then chip away the rest???

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    Carefully wet the area that you need to remove. Place smaller sized termites on wetted area. The key here is to start out in the middle, working your way outwards. Younger termites work better, and remove finer amounts than adult termites. Carpenter Ants are an acceptable substitute, but come with a bit more attitude.

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    That's a stupid idea. The termites would digest outside the desired area.
    Now they could grow Cytophaga bacteroids (or anything that has cellulase, really) in a liquid medium, and let those sit on the wood. But where are they going to get the microbes?
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    Get solid hollow cylinder, and blow torch.
    Hold cylinder tightly agaisnt area to be carved, and blow torch into it, occasionally stopping to chip away.
    For faster results, try termites.

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    Use a keyhole saw or a saber saw


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    Have Chuck Norris just smash the cup and can through the wood.
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    Ask navy seals if they need a new target

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    I cannot believe all the crap in this thread. The only real option is beaver. Beaver is always the answer.
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    I made cupholders for a yacht once, out of teak. I hate teak.

    Lay out the holes. Drill out a pilot hole on the inside of the circle for... Hand held jig saw, cut around the inside of the circle leaving your layout line visible. Finish to cut line with rasp/file/sanding rig of your choice.
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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    Look around, can you form some sort of rudimentary lathe?
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    If you don't know the way, you shouldn't be going there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I cannot believe all the crap in this thread. The only real option is beaver. Beaver is always the answer.
    John Lennon/Jerry Mathers collaboration?

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    I do need some good bits... But yea, looks like I will be cutting a pilot hole and using the jig saw if I can find a functioning one , (most of my power tools are inherited,) or a keyhole saw. Thanks all. I had legitimately forgotten about a jig saw.

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    Another option if you feel inspired:

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