I get lazy and often don't when drilling in soft wood with twist
drills 1/4" or smaller. Then I usually wish I had -- not because the
bit grabbed the workpiece and whacked me with it, but because the hole
didn't end up quite exactly where it should have.
When using a spade or forstner bit, or pretty much anytime I drill
metal, I grab the drill press vise and/or clamps. I do wish that
there was a quicker way to bolt/unbolt the vise to the table. The
bolts with plastic handle-nut things are better than having to get out
a wrench, but not by much...
Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards Yow! Uh-oh!! I forgot
at to submit to COMPULSORY
On Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:13:18 AM UTC-10, Spalted Walt wrote:
I would not send my pencils to this guy!!! He's obviously a hack and not a
Certified Pencil Sharpening Artisan (CPSA) or even a Certified Pencil Shar
pening Specialist(CPSS)!! His ratio of core to barrel is way off and the an
gle of the point way too steep. And the amount of graphite he left on the
tip would give a low shaft gripper (LSG) black fingers. Maybe getting cut r
ate LASIK might be okay but DO NOT TRUST YOUR VALUABLE PENCILS WITH THIS FL
Have you used Forrest's pencil sharpening service? They've got a great
reputation for saw blades, does the same hold true for pencils?
I'd have to buy a few extra pencils, but for a quality sharpening, it'd
be worth it.
Brass. I learned how treacherous drilling it can be. Fortunately my
little drill press vice missed me as it went flying into the wall A
standard bit will grab and either it and your holding devise will go
for a spin or your drill bit will break. The trick I found was to
stone the cutting edge to increase the cutting angle. It doesn't take
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