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Forum topic by HorizontalMike posted 10-10-2011 05:08 PM 4017 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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HorizontalMike

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10-10-2011 05:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: drill bit drill bit square hole

I wonder if something like this will ever come to the WW scene and be affordable.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."


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PurpLev

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#1 posted 10-10-2011 05:17 PM

I guess people can try and make a custom one for ww:

pretty cool ideas

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#2 posted 10-10-2011 05:19 PM

I sorta doubt if that would have much application in woodworking. The motion of the cutter requires a serious clamp/holddown device, and I suspect that it would do more shredding than cutting in most wood. It might do ok in something like hard maple, but I doubt if it would do well in pine.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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#3 posted 10-10-2011 05:21 PM

If this is a new design then it will take a little while before others can use the pat but once that happens I would imagine a lot of companies making these… Looks really neat.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#4 posted 10-10-2011 05:23 PM

I was thinking about possible use in M&T and/or square dowel joinery.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 10-10-2011 06:06 PM

Hmmm … In one of the old Woodwright Shows that the Create channel was running this summer, Roy Underhill was using a manual device (can’t recall the name of it) that could actually create squares and well as diamonds and some other patterns. It was used for brass inlays.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#6 posted 10-10-2011 06:28 PM

Roy did a very ‘boring’ episode that shows it in use:

http://flash.unctv.org/woodwrightss/2800/wws_2807.html

It is called a Passer Drill

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#7 posted 10-10-2011 08:26 PM

Wow, that video is rather amazing. It sounds like that is also what cr1 is describing as well. I would never have thought that such a tool was invented that long ago. Thanks guys.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#8 posted 10-10-2011 10:04 PM

It’s stuff like that keeps me watching Roy Underhill’s shows … I’ll probably never use most of what he demonstrates, but I enjoy the historical perspective on the woodworking craft. Plus, I’m sort of a ‘keeper of odd knowledge’ (history major). It really gets deep when my brother-in-law (retired history professor) and I get together.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#9 posted 10-10-2011 10:16 PM

I see we have two threads of the same thing… pretty interesting but I wouldn’t hold my breath in the old woodshop just yet.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#10 posted 10-12-2011 10:53 AM

AMAZING

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 10-12-2011 02:23 PM

Mortise chisels make a square hole. Sum what limited on my mortise machine bud someone with a little machine shop ingenuity should be able to come up with a hand held version or at least one with more flexibility

-- mike & judy western md. www. pvwoodcrafts.com pvwccf1@verizon.net

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