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Re: [BKARTS] Drilling Paper



The best thing is to chuck the tube in a lathe and bevel the
inside of the tube with a tapered reamer. 60 degrees is better
than 45.

Better yet, watch for auctions and buy a used printer's drill.

MaiKätzchen

--- William Minter <wminter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Feb 24, 2006, at 12:56 PM, Mary Yordy wrote:
> 
> > I would like to try the tubing idea, but am I understanding
> it
> > correctly? A drill chuck will receive the unpolished end of
> the 1" 
> > pieces,
> > so you can use it like a drill bit?  How much polishing
> does it take?
> ******************************
> I am glad that you like the idea:  Upon cutting the tubing
> with a fine 
> jeweler's saw, the resulting edge will be rough. While the
> rough tube 
> may work "as is", I think it works better with some
> refinement. The one 
> rough end can be inserted into a drill chuck; then the
> cutting end 
> should be polished or honed to a smooth, sharp edge. If I
> remember 
> correctly, we used a very fine emery paper (600 grit) on the
> very end, 
> and on the outer-circumference to remove any burrs. We then
> used a 
> Dremel with a fine, pointed stone to sharpen the
> inner-circumference 
> similar to that a standard paper drill -- it doesn't take
> much 
> polishing/sharpening since the stainless tube is already
> quite thin.
> Good Luck -- let me know if it works for you?
> Bill Minter
> 
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