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Toy Construction #206: Excavator Boring for the hydraulics

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Blog entry by htl posted 05-28-2018 10:12 PM 1330 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Doing the hydraulics can be interesting and I just happened to see a tip about boring long holes on the net and found out it works great and is quite fast with the right tools.
The outer housing is 1/2” and I drilled a 5/16 hole If I remember right, 3 3/4” deep.
My brad bit wouldn’t quite go the whole way but once you’re 3” or more just drill the rest by hand and it’s done.

Then some other parts just about ready.

It’s funny I bought the Jacobs chuck on the right at Harbor Freight a while back for [$15]??? one of those I just might need that as I’m trying to collect more tools I might need for the lathe and sure enough I needed it. lol.

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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 05-28-2018 10:41 PM

I bought the very same chuck ….. but only 1 so I can drill just how you have set up …. I think I even started a tread about it …… but never thought of just using 2 of them ….thank you Bruce #4 for this hint :<))

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htl

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#2 posted 05-28-2018 11:52 PM

From what I understand about this, by putting the wood on the power side it stays centered on the drill bit and works out quite nicely.
The Shop Smith comes with the Jacobs chuck on the right for drilling.

I would think a drill press could work the same way but would need to come up with a way to hold the drill bit on the drill table side.

Again I just happened up on this tip on the net and it’s a real winner for me, as the SS can be set up to drill this out in minutes.
There is no lining anything up as the lathe property’s of the tool is made for this type of work.
The oak spun in the lathe without a hint of a wobble so cut strait and true.

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#3 posted 05-29-2018 02:46 AM

I see another HF trip in my future for another chuck for my lathe :<))))

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htl

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#4 posted 05-29-2018 03:19 AM

Gr8hunter I just went and looked and I saved where I saw the tip.
Hope this is helpful for some, it sure made my build easier.
And save you a trip to HF, since you have the one chuck.. LOL

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#5 posted 06-03-2018 06:50 AM

I wish we had Harbour Freight downunder or cheap shipping from the USA to Australia….

The lathe certainly makes that part easily with a skilled craftsman, well done Bruce

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#6 posted 06-03-2018 07:00 AM


Gr8hunter I just went and looked and I saved where I saw the tip.
Hope this is helpful for some, it sure made my build easier.
And save you a trip to HF, since you have the one chuck.. LOL

- htl

Found this video after watching the one you posted thank you Tony
..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_JjJ0-mStY

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#7 posted 06-03-2018 09:46 AM

It pays to hold on to died tools and find new uses for the parts but at some point you just have to throw things out or there’s no room for new stuff. LOL :-]

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