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Acrylic Winding Check makers
Posted by: Thomas Bell (---.phlapa.fios.verizon.net)
Date: August 07, 2019 09:40AM

Hello all, I've been making my own acrylic checks and caps for a little while. New problem is that I need a drill bit kit that is larger than 1/2 inch. The < 1/2 kits are great with a lot of sizes, but I'm searching for such a kit above 1/2 inch dia. I would like to avoid buying individual sizes if possible.
Thanks!

TJB

Harleysville PA

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Re: Acrylic Winding Check makers
Posted by: Jacob Nebeker (---.sub-174-222-3.myvzw.com)
Date: August 07, 2019 10:49AM

Get a machinist kit that covers the letter bits and it also covers a whole slew of standard sizes as well. I'm not sure how big you need to go but they are available.

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Re: Acrylic Winding Check makers
Posted by: Dan Ertz (---.dsl.airstreamcomm.net)
Date: August 07, 2019 03:49PM

1/2" shank bits. [www.northerntool.com]

Not sure how big you need to go. Large drill bits "don't play nice" like small bits. They can be a whole different world for being grabby and doing bad things to what you're working on. Maybe buy an individual bit at a home improvement store, etc. to test how it works with your lathe, with the material you're working with, and for what you want to make with it before buying a whole set.

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Re: Acrylic Winding Check makers
Posted by: Ron Schneider (---.mid.dyn.suddenlink.net)
Date: August 07, 2019 04:42PM

You might try a tapered reamer to enlarge the 1/2" opening.

Best wishes,
Ron Schneider
Schneider's Rod Shop
Mountain Home, Arkansas
[www.schneidersrods.com]
schndrod@suddenlink.net
870-424-3381

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Re: Acrylic Winding Check makers
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: August 07, 2019 07:48PM

You can always bore step by step, going up in sizes rather than just biting off the whole thing in a single operation.

There are also such things as "step" drill bits, which actually work quite well in certain materials precisely because they bore the hold larger and larger in steps as you feed the bit into the material.

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Re: Acrylic Winding Check makers
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: August 07, 2019 07:57PM


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Re: Acrylic Winding Check makers
Posted by: Thomas Bell (---.phlapa.fios.verizon.net)
Date: August 07, 2019 09:01PM

Thanks for the replies. Gives me a couple of ideas to try out!

TJB

Harleysville PA

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Re: Acrylic Winding Check makers
Posted by: Alex Weissman (---.lightspeed.tukrga.sbcglobal.net)
Date: August 11, 2019 10:02PM

Like Tom said "step bits". Harbor Freight has a set that's on sale often. For acrylic they'd be great.

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