While getting ready to turn 8 Breast Cancer pens today, While drilling the last “upper” blank…........I was half-way thru it, and suddenly realized something…I shut the drill press off, proceeded to call myself a few choice words…......shaking my head,.............here’s the deal:
The upper blank on this BC pen kit gets a 3/8” hole drilled thru it to house the brass tube. The lower blank gets an 8mm hole drilled thru it to house it’s brass tube. I chucked up the 8mm blank, and drilled 7 and 1/2 of the upper blanks with the 8mm bit instead of the 3/8”. DUH!!!! BUT, there is a plus…............8mm is smaller than 3/8”, so, I was able to fab up this fix of being able to “re-drill” the hole with the 3/8” bit.
After viewing these pics, post any “braincramps”, or whatever you may call you __ups…(explitive). Sometimes, ......well, all the time, I wonder how I get anything done.. LOL
First pic of the 8mm hole in the wrong blank:
This pic was my first thought of the fix, and it worked out gr8 as a drill guide:
Thank goodness for double sided tape:
After drilling the first one, I transferred the little “guide” to the other 6 pieces, and thankfully saved these blanks. The last one that I had drilled halfway thru when I realized what I did, I was able to just flip that one over, and redrill it from the other side.
AnyHOO, thnx for lookin in. Any comments of course, good/bad/ugly will always be appreciated, as long as don’t call me an idiot… LOL
-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net