Once we've found the centers an 11/48-inch hole is drilled and the guide is stuck into place. We have chosen to cut in three passes. The first pass is very shallow so as to create a guide and confirm our measurements were correct. The second pass will cut deeper into the wood, making the final cut easier. The trick to the final cut is easing through the final few inches so that the finish stays true. Since the guide is in the center the end of the cut is virtually freehand.