Friday, July 17, 2015
Mounting toggle switches in 9mm plywood
The problem: Fitting a toggle switch in a 9mm plywood baseboard. You can't just drill a hole as the threaded area on the switch is also 9mm tall so the retaining nut won't grip.
Solution: Drill half way through the wood with a 12mm spade bit. The go all the way through with a 6.5mm normal bit - the spade will leave a guide hole in the centre.
Clean up with sandpaper, knife and the spade bit twiddled in the fingers.
Result: Nicely recessed toggle switch held in place perfectly.
Sounds simple but thinking this up took me a couple of days!