Sunday, December 11, 2016

Shop Stuff

my romance with the drill press
Once in a while it becomes obvious that the tools being used to build these things can make or break the fun you are having. Back in 2014 I was on the hunt for a drill press. So I got on craigslist and hunted around, to find a 3/4 hp stand up press for about $700. This one had a solid construction and came with a 'speed chuck' and after a few uses proved its worth.

I don't recommend using even the best drill press for engine parts however, use a Milling Machine for that. I remember watching videos of a formula one fabrication shop using a drill press with no locators or punches on an all-aluminum block and thought 'damn that's awesome' but since then learned that was all for show. -CW

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