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Project by Bricofleur posted 11-02-2009 11:14 PM 2302 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are two long-reach drill/drivers ready to help and work hard in hard-to-reach tight and narrow spots.

Since I had two old chucks from worned out cordless drills, I bought at my local hardware store a 36’’ long 3/8’’-24 fine threaded rod that I cut with a hacksaw at 12’’ and 24’’ long (to see a tip on how to cut such rods, click on the following link). Note that the 3/8’’-24 fine threads are the standard for drill chucks.

Tip – http://atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!2ED8F7A23848B4AE!1284.entry

I screwed a chuck on each threaded rod and I locked them up with a nut, very tight, directly under the chucks. Then I slipped on the threaded rod a 3/8’’ inside diameter transparent vinyl hose, that I also bought at my local hardware store in the plumbing department, to protect my fingers and the rod from rubbing materials. Note that I left about 2’’ without vinyl hose at the other end of the rod.

They fit in 3/8’’ drill/driver chucks or bigger.

To see all the details, click here .

Best,

Serge

www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com





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#1 posted 11-02-2009 11:47 PM

Great idea!! And inexpensive. Maybe a patent is in order.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#2 posted 11-03-2009 12:29 AM

Very nice tip …thank you : )

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#3 posted 11-03-2009 02:28 AM

that’s just spiffy…very cool..

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#4 posted 11-03-2009 04:44 AM

Great idea ! thanks for posting.

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#5 posted 11-03-2009 05:42 AM

Great idea! Thanks for shareing.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 11-03-2009 07:09 AM

Hi Serge,
Great idea and good tips. I have a situation where these will work, under the floor in my boat I have to install a plug for letting water out, while the boat is in motion. Wondered how I was gopng to do it, now I know. Couldn’t do it from the outside, as I don’t know how thick the bottom is.
Jack

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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#7 posted 11-03-2009 07:38 AM

Great tip Thanks Serge

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#8 posted 12-12-2009 05:13 AM

Great idea!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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