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Project by Dave Rutan posted 06-28-2017 10:06 PM 1241 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I discovered that I will need a way to drill holes in tuning pegs so that they will hold the end of the string. Not wanting to bring a power tool into the shop where I work, nor borrow one, nor bring in my crank egg-beater drill, I decided to create a ‘brace and bit’ style drill that will hold hex shank bits. I won’t often have to use this drill and it is a unique addition to my ‘lutherie’ tools. I firstr saw this idea from Izzy Swan. It’s apparently one of the first tools he ever made as a kid.

I used scraps of what turned out to be oak for the handle and the arms. I used a length of dowel to connect things together. The dowel runs through a piece of copper pipe to allow easy cranking. The pipe should age to a nice brown over time.

The chuck is a quick release screwdriver bit holder for an electric drill. The only parts I bought especially for this project were the chuck, drill bits and screwdriver bits (because they came with the bit holder). Cost, about $10.

I finished the tool with boiled linseed oil. Eventually I’ll build a box to hold this kit in. (See the box I made here) [link]

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!





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DMiller

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#1 posted 06-29-2017 12:01 AM

Cool!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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nomercadies

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#2 posted 06-29-2017 01:34 AM

I have often dreamed
the things on my bench
were from thoughts bubbling up
through the mud of my mind.

But as I follow
the things from your bench
It has become clear
your mud is more fertile than mine.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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Dave Rutan

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#3 posted 06-29-2017 02:04 AM



I have often dreamed
the things on my bench
were from thoughts bubbling up
through the mud of my mind.

But as I follow
the things from your bench
It has become clear
your mud is more fertile than mine.

- nomercadies

Actually, any cleverness I have, I get from being too broke to go buy a tool, so I figure a way to do without or make it myself. I’m only half as clever as my dad was, but then he had less disposable income and a lot less time.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Rick.

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#4 posted 06-29-2017 06:07 AM

They say necessity is the mother of invention. I bet the first washing machine was invented by a bachelor. (nobody look it up and burst my bubble) Anyway, good one Dave.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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majuvla

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#5 posted 06-29-2017 06:10 AM

Old school tools. It’s always good to have one in case of lack of electricity (bought one).

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dave Rutan

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#6 posted 06-29-2017 10:12 AM



They say necessity is the mother of invention. I bet the first washing machine was invented by a bachelor. (nobody look it up and burst my bubble) Anyway, good one Dave.

- Rick M

I won’t spoil it for you. Did you know the invention of the table saw is credited to a woman?

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Dave Rutan

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#7 posted 06-29-2017 10:14 AM



Old school tools. It s always good to have one in case of lack of electricity (bought one).

- majuvla

I bought a crank drill to use on delicate items. No one local sold them, so i bought it online. Good, useful tool.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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bushmaster

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#8 posted 06-29-2017 12:19 PM

Well done, I am sure you will have more control with this drill than the power type.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 06-29-2017 02:00 PM

Nice work, Dave. If you don’t have it just make it if practical.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Dave Polaschek

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#10 posted 06-29-2017 02:14 PM

Nicely done, Dave. A lot quieter than an electric one.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#11 posted 06-29-2017 02:27 PM

Interesting Idea.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Dave Rutan

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#12 posted 06-29-2017 02:44 PM



Well done, I am sure you will have more control with this drill than the power type.

- bushmaster

That was definitely one reason for making it. The other was the quietness and the coolness factor!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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GerardoArg1

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#13 posted 06-29-2017 02:47 PM

Beatiful Dave! Thank for share. Very useful.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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Dave Rutan

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#14 posted 06-29-2017 04:25 PM

Think I may trim the handle down on this. I made it a bit long and it’s not needed for the purpose intended.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Dave Rutan

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#15 posted 06-29-2017 06:46 PM

And thanks to all for putting thisproject into the Daily Top Three!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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