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Blog entry by Roger posted 34 days ago 867 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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



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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 34 days ago

Good catch and save. I have found that there is ALWAYS a way outta a “mistake”. Well, ALMOST always. LOL Good job and a great cause you are making them for too.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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eddie

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#2 posted 34 days ago

good save Roger ,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 34 days ago

If that’s the worst mistake that you have made, count yourself lucky. That’s an average day in this house.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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kiefer

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#4 posted 34 days ago

The old brain is still working just fine .
Just took two steps to get it done right .LOL
Good save !

-- Kiefer 松

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 34 days ago

Metric and SAE bits in the same project? No wonder you got confused! I DON”T DO METRIC!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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JL7

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#6 posted 34 days ago

Nice save Roger!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Roger

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#7 posted 34 days ago

AhHa! Yes Andy, I agree with you for sure on that one. It’s rediculous. I luv SAE

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Box

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#8 posted 34 days ago

When I was a young kid I was told by my Dad that to be a good woodworker you have to be smarter than the wood…today, Roger, you were definitely smarter than the pink stuff you were working with…Good save…!

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 34 days ago

Nice save, Roger!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Thewoodman2000

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#10 posted 34 days ago

Great solution to you issue. I know for me the sun is always in my eyes when i have a problem that was self created. I just blame it on the sun.
I do my drilling on the lathe for the lack of a drill press. The times I have done this exact same thing and need to drill a larger hole I re-chuck the Jacobs chuck in the tail stock with the original bit. Place the blank back on and re-tighten the Nova chuck to hold the blank. If I don’t do it this way I can never get it re-centered in the Nova chuck unless the blank is a perfect square.

Again nice job and make sure to show us your completed pens. I never get tired of seeing lathe projects!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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UncleStumpy

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#11 posted 34 days ago

I usually just glue a dowel into the hole and then re-drill it. Not that I have ever goofed up or anything.
Just sayin’..........

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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Jerry

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#12 posted 34 days ago

My best friend Simon says that the mark of a great woodworker is measured by how well he turns his mistakes into a “feature” or how well he improvises a recovery. I’d say that this shows that you are better than Apple at turning a bug into a feature

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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HillbillyShooter

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#13 posted 34 days ago

Great save, Roger. Congratulations. I’ve often heard that the ability to correct mistakes is the mark of a true craftsman. So, I guess you have proven yourself. Besides, truth be told, it just makes me feel better to know I’m not the only one who has to back track and come up with a save. ;-)

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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grizzman

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#14 posted 34 days ago

gee roger, i noticed the problem here and knew that the tropical mark of the toidi bird had made its mark, it looks like you were able to correct this and i hope the trap you set for this tropical nuisance was a success…...LOL…..:)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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lew

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#15 posted 34 days ago

Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt!

Nice save.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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