Now we have all done it, I know I've done it more than most, but sometimes you drill a hole in the wrong spot, or that drill bit is too long.... etc, etc.....
This is something that I learned along the way, heck, I might have even seen it here the first time, I dunno Or online, or a magazine etc.
I got a couple of unsightly holes, these are from when I was trying to use the pocket hole jig to join the two pieces of wood to make my legs, I drilled the wrong piece
This is a 10mm bradpoint bit, the hole is a LOT bigger than the point on the bit, so it will NOT center and will just make an even bigger mess....... DAMHIKT
I take a block of wood, I mark the place I want the guide hole, with the pencil line first, that way, after I'm done drilling, I will know the lines are the center of the guide hole. In this case I made the hole on the piece of MDF the same distance from the edge of the side of leg as the hole I want to plug, just easier that way.
I line up the guide block, and drill the hole, about 3/8" deep is fine, keep the drill nice and steady and level.
I did two, notice that the holes to be plugged are not exactly in the center of the new hole? Don't matter at all.
Put some glue on some tapered plugs and tap them into place, try to leave the plugs just a touch proud.
Once the glue is dry, shave the plugs off, I like a block plane for this, but a sharp chisel works too, a light sanding and you are done, easy.
Like I said, this may be an old trick to a lot of guys, but I was doing it on the back bench, so I thought I'd take some pics and share.
As always comments, critiques welcome