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    My First Home Made Tool

    At the Trent Bosch demo he used a gun drill on his hollow forms. This is what I made today. A guy at our club sells the gun drill bits for $15 and I bought the blue valve at HF for a dollar. It works like a charm.
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    Nothing like making your own tools huh?


    Nice job man, but watch that slippery slope.
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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    Pete, I'm fully agree with Travis, own made stuff is always the best

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    Nice work. I too make some of my own tools and find it very satisifing especially when they work as well as some tools that I have bought.

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    VERY cool Pete, but let me get this right, the tool is a bit for hollowing out Hollow forms, and it has an air hose attached to it, to blast out the curlies

    Sounds like a plan!
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    Very nice tool for drilling deep holes. Instead of withdrawing the bit to clear up the chips frequently; the air is going to blow the chips out. I think the air may cool the tip as well.
    Gordon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    VERY cool Pete, but let me get this right, the tool is a bit for hollowing out Hollow forms, and it has an air hose attached to it, to blast out the curlies

    Sounds like a plan!
    Yep. Nebber heard of it used for hollowing on a lathe. But air drills with spoon shaped cutting bits are used by gun builders for ramrod holes, flute makers and bag pipe makers for those flute holes. They drill straight and cool.

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    Pete,
    I'm confused (which isn't hard) is this supposed to be a bowl gouge? what are the holes for in the top? I never heard of a "gun drill" what is the purpose for the air nozzle in the bottom?

    Chuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Beland View Post
    Pete,
    I'm confused (which isn't hard) is this supposed to be a bowl gouge? what are the holes for in the top? I never heard of a "gun drill" what is the purpose for the air nozzle in the bottom?

    Chuck
    Chuck,


    I am the king of confused so I looked it up:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_drill

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    Pete,
    Thank you much

    Chuck

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