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 Post subject: Old School....
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:19 am 
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...Drilling

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Took me 8 minutes to through this mild steel with this:

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Steel is thicker than 1/8", but no where near 1/4".

Secret is a properly sharp drill bit, a bit of cutting oil, and moderate pressure on the drill assembly.

It will go through 2" of pressure treated fir in about 30 seconds with a properly sharp WOOD bit aboard.

Price was right~ found it in the back alley behind our place.

I was genuinely surprised to be able to cut steel with it. A search on-line turned up several interesting variations, the most interesting being a dual crank drill press. This bears further investigation...

I had read somewhere that Browning did not steam power his gun shop until the mid 1880's. Pope did the bulk of his bbl rifling by hand. This sort of thing is incredibly interesting to me.

As for the hand drill, it is not completely original. At some point, the crank handle was replaced with a drawer pull. :bigrin: It took a little modification by me to get it to free-spool.

I am intrigued by that manual drill press...

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 Post subject: Re: Old School....
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:58 am 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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Reminds me of an old school egg beater! ;) Don't see much of those any more, either. SW

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 Post subject: Re: Old School....
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I use a similar one for stock work. Works fine on wood, but I have modern equipment for work on steel. Old tools are like old guys, we still work just more slowly now.

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 Post subject: Re: Old School....
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:33 pm 
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i have one of those , they are somewhat unsophisticated in our modern thinking , but i used mine quite often when i was wanting to direct my drilling and to countersink because you have all the control - it got used a lot back in my remodeling days , a little in some delicate work but lately like all my tools they languish in the drawers in the garage wasting away , i wish i had more time to use them - i will when i retire , but by then we will all be old and worn or wasted away i fear , i am still having fun in my job and they have not asked me to leave yet ,


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 Post subject: Re: Old School....
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Heh!....you can now change your last name to Yoder!!!....hi fellas, I was just dropping in to take a look...and yup, there are lots of variations to these hand drills, most of my rifles built, the RR hole was drilled with one, I could feel the bit, and so when It started choking up, I could clean it, then resume....
Jacobs boys would help, soap was used to lube the 3ft long bit to keep it cool..... :Dbounce:
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 Post subject: Re: Old School....
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I has been considering a "kit" flinter for a whiles now.

Back in the glory days, Lyman and others sold kits with 90-95% in-letted wood.
Something about brass butt plates and patch box lids...

If I ever get solvent enough will look for a .36 cal on Track of The Wolf .com...
Rabbits and Squirrels in mind 8-)

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