Simple Solution

Use masking tape as a makeshift depth-stop guide when boring holes to the exact-same depth.

Measure up from the tip of the drill bit and wrap a piece of masking tape around the drill bit.

Align the bottom edge of the tape right at the desired distance from the end of the bit. And press together the ends of tape to form a short flag.

Now, chuck the bit into the drill and bore the hole. Slow down when the tape flag begins to sweep away the wood chips from around the hole.

Stop as soon as the surface is swept clean.

Repeat to drill more holes, which will all be the same depth.

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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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