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    Default old sporty

    kudos from me too! I forgot about those pics!
    Question for you and Monte, when you guys drill a small diameter hole like that through 2" (looks about that long) some round solid aluminum to hold the tungsten, how do you accurately hold that piece for a drill press so it stays centered all the way through?
    thanks again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    Monte,

    AWSOME PICS!!! Thanks!!!! Where can I get that clamp that goes up and down the 3/8 rod?
    If you're talking about the magnetic base with indicator holder........
    you can get them cheap at ENCO. I bought 6 a while back when there were
    about $12 apiece. The magnet which can be turned on and off has about
    80-90 lb attraction to a good steel surface. They are handy. If you smoke, get the tall one... perfect for holding a smoke and leaving both hands free for welding.
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    Monte,
    HOW THE HECK DID YOU KNOW I SMOKE????!!!!!!!
    Thanks for the tip, but...how do you hold a piece of round stock perfectly/accurately straight up and down for a drill press?
    I'm not late...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    Monte,
    HOW THE HECK DID YOU KNOW I SMOKE????!!!!!!!
    Thanks for the tip, but...how do you hold a piece of round stock perfectly/accurately straight up and down for a drill press?
    I did mine in my lathe. If you have a v block or if your vise already has a prismatic jaw, that'll hold it. Or take a piece of flat stock maybe 1/4" thick and drill a 3/8 hole in it and then put your 3/8 round into that and mount on drill table. The hole through 3/8 round doesn't have to be perfectly centered.
    It doesn't turn.
    Last edited by monte55; 03-15-2008 at 06:06 AM.
    Nick
    Miller 252 Mig
    Miller Cricket XL
    Millermatic 150 Mig
    Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
    2-O/A outfits
    Jet Lathe and Mill
    Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
    DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
    Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
    20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
    Propane Forge
    60" X 60" router/plasma table

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    Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    kudos from me too! I forgot about those pics!
    Question for you and Monte, when you guys drill a small diameter hole like that through 2" (looks about that long) some round solid aluminum to hold the tungsten, how do you accurately hold that piece for a drill press so it stays centered all the way through?
    thanks again!
    Bert - I also did mine in a lathe. Actually chucked the 1/2" steel rod in my shopsmith and center drilled it with a number bit slightly larger than 3/32". Don't remember the number. Took a little while since I went slowly so as not to break the small bit, but worked perfectly.

    As for the block, I drilled it in my drill press.

    One note, when I get too much of a groove in my grinding wheel, I just add a washer to move the center over and start on a new groove. I have enough thread on the locking knob to allow me to do this. When I get too many grooves, I'll dress the wheel.

    This is a whole lot cheaper than the Sharpie grinder and also gives you the satisfaction of building it yourself. I've probably got an hour in the whole setup which includes cutting and welding the support arm.

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    Old Sporty...THANKS!!!
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