Spam ? - No thanks, instead: Re: how to drill pipe!
bob at stratton.NET
Thu Oct 28 22:53:01 CDT 2004
I'd also suggest beginning with a small pilot hole, and using
increasingly larger bits until you're at the interference fit that you
You didn't mention from what gauge wire those elements were made. If
they're at all thick, trying to drill first with a fat bit will be
difficult. Pilot holes will help guide the larger bit into the right
place when it gets to the other (pilot-drilled) wall of the pipe.
John Teller wrote:
> Here are some suggestions:
> 1. Build a jig out of wood that looks like this:
> Where the --- and | are bits of 1x4 and are cut such that they fit snugly around the pipe O
> 2. Drill through the top piece --- all the way down through the pipe and into the bottom piece.
> It should be reasonably straight...
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