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Old 08-12-2017, 10:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Drilling Holes in Blanks

Could've thrown this in the generic "Pen Turning" forum but it's "tools" we're talking about....

I have a pen blank vise and a bench top drill press but the throw on the press is only a couple of inches...and quite honestly, it's a bit of a pain to set up.

I also have the required chucks to drill on my lathe, HOWEVER, the jacobs chuck on the tail stock is not perfectly still when it's running, therefore it drill a "wobbly" hole and makes it VERY difficult to properly secure the tube in the blank.

Any suggestions on what to do or get??
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