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      Goodsteel
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    • #23684
      IllinoisCoyoteHunter
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      Yep, very nice work with a drill press.

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      DaveInGA
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      Now that’s impressive.

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      Newt
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      That would be a fun project to do with my boys for some sling shot ammo. I have always wanted to make my own mold.

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      Lot’s of the tricks he uses there are ancient blacksmith/machinist tricks. Yes, it’s crude, but it get’s him dam close to the mark.

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      Nicely done in my opinion. I know learned a bit from watching. Thank you for sharing.
      WG

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      Mike W1
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      Very interesting but beyond my capabilities.

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      Goodsteel
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      @ Mike W1: Got hacksaw and a hand drill?

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      Mike W1
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      Actually do have a hacksaw and a drill press but not that much ability. Didn’t even know such a thing as a center drill even existed till the video! Spliced copper cables most of my life but machine knowledge is virtually nil. Do manage to cobble some little gizmos to make loading and casting handier but they tend to not be pretty. Guess I’ll try and stick a picture of the casting area on here and see how that goes. Everything PID controlled.

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      Beagle333
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      Nice video. Thanks for the post.
      I gotta admit that I didn’t know there was a center drill either. I figured everybody just used a punch. :o:o

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      If you are lucky and become friends with some “hillbillies” you will be astounded as to what some of them can do.

      Goog post Tim

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      Fishman
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      Very interesting! The center drill is something I didn’t know existed. What a fun and useful project! With a little thought one could also fit a sprue plate using these tools and techniques.

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      Center drills are great because they are short and stiff, and they do not walk around the workpiece like a drill bit does. They are a very important part of any hole drilling operation. The most common sizes are trade numbers 1-5 with the most common sizes I use being #3 and #4.
      For instance: #3 is the perfect size for starting 6-48 scope ring holes when I am drilling and tapping a receiver for scope bases. The tip of the center drill is .109, the drill itself is .116, the tap is .138. Perfect progression.

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