Spotting Drills vs centre drills

Spotting Drills vs centre drills

In MEW 212 Chris Smith from Taunton chastises Harold Hall for using centre drills for starting a hole and recomends using a spotting drill or stub drill instead. This is something that I also do so I thought I’d investigate

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The master becomes the student

The master becomes the student

Since I was a lad my Dad has been repairing and rebuilding wooden boats. Hence whenever I have any questions on wood (or rope), I give him a ring for his advice. In the last few years he’s moved from

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Tapping in Soho?

Tapping in Soho?

I needed a 4.5mm HSS drill bit to tap an M5 hole in my latest small project. Normally I’d order these online but as it was a nice day I thought I’d see if the local hardware store by the

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Book Review – Tool and Cutter Sharpening

Book Review - Tool and Cutter Sharpening

The Tool and Cutter Sharpening book, pretty much covers how to sharpen everything that you might have in your workshop, the only exception I’ve found so far is that the chapter on drills does not mention masonry bits. The book

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