|Forum topic by Greg||posted 02-23-2015 05:55 AM||1229 views||1 time favorited||28 replies|
02-23-2015 05:55 AM
Hi all! I have been contemplating this custom boring machine for some years now, and the time has come to get serious. I am really looking to make this a community project and would really appreciate your thoughts and continued help in designing this tool. The amount of brain power on this site is pretty staggeringand I want to work with several LJers who would like to see it through to completion, though if you just wanna throw in your $.02, I am all ears. At the end, I will post the finished build, and maybe even a video on it in action.
Here’s the challenge: I build custom fly fishing nets for a living. One opportunity I have is to improve the slow process of hand drilling 20 or so 3/32” holes in the hoop. I drill them by hand now, and I am pretty good at it, but sometimes, they are not straight and I keep swearing to myself each time that there has to be a better/faster way! I believe that way is a custom Horizontal Boring table.
I was also thinking that this table could be inverted and maybe I would need less floorspace, and gravity could help keep the drill tight to the backer. Would like your ideas on a compact drill too.
Here is a basic overview of the task at hand.
Thank you in advance, and let the ideas and questions fly! This should be fun!
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