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Does anyone have a drill press they'd be willing to let me use to make a hole in a metal object? (Or, if you feel protective of your tools, willing to make such a hole for me?) I think I need more precision on this hole than I can get from a hand-held drill, and while my immediate instinct is to go out and buy a drill press, recent events are suggesting that care with spending may be in order :-}.

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can offer (I'm not sure what to offer in return, but if you need something that I'm in a position to provide, don't hesitate to ask).

(Background, for the curious: I'm sorta semi becoming the go-to person for problems with the locks at [livejournal.com profile] psongster's church (at least, she's going to me :-}). The bar that goes through a mortise lock broke. The nice folks at Commonwealth lock in Porter found a replacement for me, but it needs to be cut shorter and have the pin hole re-drilled at a different location. I think I can substitute a dremel for a bandsaw for cutting it shorter, but the hole has to be right across the middle of the bar or the holding pin won't go through.)

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Date: 2009-06-13 11:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] motyl.livejournal.com
I'm pretty sure [livejournal.com profile] darnok has one.

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Date: 2009-06-13 11:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] frobzwiththingz.livejournal.com
If you can get out to Westford, you can use my basement machine shop. [How much precision do you actually need? locating and spotting to .001" is easily doable with the equipment in there. you don't need more than that, do you?]

If you can get out there tommorow, you can be a helpful body for the aerial rig raising (http://frobzwiththingz.livejournal.com/34972.html) at the same time.


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Date: 2009-06-13 11:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frotz.livejournal.com
I've got a few drill presses and a bandsaw in residence if you turn out to need same.

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Date: 2009-06-20 03:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frotz.livejournal.com
Well, there's a standard-duty drill press, a beefy mill-drill for precision work, a little portable one for site work (though that's on loan), at at least one of those combo "drill+stand=drill press" setups.

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Date: 2009-06-14 12:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] damselfrog.livejournal.com
i've got a less-hard-core drill press you're welcome to borrow; basically it's a drill press frame into which you put your own drill, and you press that way. bonus is that it's relatively portable. (and that it's an excuse to see my cats. :)

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