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#1 posted 06-19-2012 07:13 AM

While I don’t have a good answer myself, what comes to mind is a rifle barrel and the solutions found in drilling them. I recall seeing a few books that discuss the old techniques for doing so in the linday publishing catalog – they’re the ones who put out the Gingery “Machine Shop from Scrap” series (if you don’t know the publisher, or the series, check them out – along with the old Foxfire series of old-time living).

Ah, they have one title called “Deep Hole Drilling” which just might help. I do think they’d be focused on metal but they might still have some good ideas you can adapt.

Try interlibrary loan through your library – they might be able to get a copy for you to borrow for free from another library, even if it has to come from another state. If not, they’re under $10 in any case.

“Making Rifle Barrels”
“Deep Hole Drilling”

Good luck!

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