Originally Posted by kfowler8
If this is the first time you use one, here's a couple things to keep in mind that I learned.
As far as depth, you want it just deep enough that it'll accomodate the truss rod nut and what ever wrench you plan on using.
When you get your depth, keep an eye on the width it's cutting. If it's too deep, the width cuts may be too wide for your truss rod cover. It's a good idea to have your truss rod cover handy to check as you drill.
I drilled mine using my drill press. I changed my platform to vertical and then mounted the neck to the platform using clamps.
It's really nice clean cut. I think you'll be happy with your results.
I've been using my drill press and a forstner bit, but I don't like the bit chatter.
The width doesn't matter that much (within reason), I cut it before I glue the overlay on, and then hand cut the overlay access.