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Forum topic by Texcaster posted 01-19-2018 09:41 PM 681 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Texcaster

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01-19-2018 09:41 PM

I stumbled upon these handy techniques the other day.

http://www.stewmac.com/How-To/Trade_Secrets/Frank_Fords_drill_press_tricks.html

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.


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#1 posted 01-19-2018 09:49 PM

very interesting !!

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#2 posted 01-20-2018 03:56 AM

The first two I knew about, the last one the hand cranked sander for radius work I think I will make and have when needed.

Thanks for the post.

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#3 posted 01-20-2018 01:05 PM

A couple good tips.

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#4 posted 01-20-2018 02:09 PM

Neat stuff. Thanks, Mr. Earl.

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#5 posted 01-20-2018 04:12 PM

I liked the inverted drill bit trick – will remember that one for the future. I’ve used the 2nd one before, but used a HSS tool bit that I had left over from my Tool & Die Maker/Machinist days. To adjust for a specific diameter I would clamp an angle bracket with a threaded hole in it to the table & thread a machine screw to push against the holding vice to remove a small amount of wood from the dowel. The depth setting on the drill would determine the length of cut.

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#6 posted 01-20-2018 04:29 PM

Thanks for posting…always great to learn new stuff…especially when you’re as dumb as I am!!!

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#7 posted 01-20-2018 10:43 PM

These are good ideas except my chuck runs out noticeably. Does anyone know where I can buy a QUALITY chuck? The one which came on PC drill press is a POS!

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#8 posted 01-22-2018 05:23 PM

Very Interesting! Mr. Earl.

Rick

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