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#1 posted 05-12-2010 04:47 AM

I consider myself to be an experienced pen turner. To be blunt, I cannot envision drilling out blanks without a drill press.

While I had never thought of it, Terry’s suggestion about drilling out the blank on the lathe seems like a reasonable approach.

On the other hand, you do not need a heavy duty drill press to drill out blanks. The most basic bench top drill press (less than $100) will do the job if you have a good way to secure the blank.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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