Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 8 / 11   >   >>
tom-ii
User Rank
Author
Re: Favorite hole-making tools
tom-ii   7/7/2014 11:18:17 AM
NO RATINGS
@Max:

 

Yeah, that's me - I have whole series of stuff involving firearms.  That was a lucky shot, but I got about 3 or 4 on that day that are just beautiful.  This is the one I like the most.

 

I even caught the bullet comming down the barrel in a .45 pistol, too!

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Favorite hole-making tools
Max The Magnificent   7/7/2014 10:51:55 AM
NO RATINGS
@Tom-ii: That is an amazing picture -- is that you?

perl_geek
User Rank
Author
Aligning Holes
perl_geek   7/6/2014 10:30:37 AM
NO RATINGS
If you aren't already aware of them, you might like to know about Clecos: http://www.rivetsonline.com/cleco.html which are to sheet-metal working what pins are to dress-making. They're a temporary fastener to hold 2 pieces aligned together while they are drilled or riveted.

If you want a lot of holes evenly spaced, an adjustable rivet spacer is a alternative http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/rivspacer.php?clickkey=6495 to a sheet of perf-board, but whether the extra expense is justified would depend on how important regularity and particular spacing is.

tom-ii
User Rank
Author
Re: Favorite hole-making tools
tom-ii   7/6/2014 8:51:00 AM
NO RATINGS
I have a couple of "Rat files" that can make decent work of the ragged edges...

David Ashton
User Rank
Author
Re: Favorite hole-making tools
David Ashton   7/6/2014 7:13:51 AM
NO RATINGS
@Tom-ii....yes, but they make such untidy holes.... :-)

Davy.Baker
User Rank
Author
Re: 256 Holes
Davy.Baker   7/6/2014 3:09:46 AM
NO RATINGS
Day pass at TechShop with laser and/or ShopBot.

David Ashton
User Rank
Author
Re: Hands on approaches
David Ashton   7/4/2014 6:51:27 PM
NO RATINGS
@ca94002...thanks for that.....I could easily have expanded this to two articles with all the other tools that commenters have given.  I have a leather punch and a hand reamer as you describe, so I should not have forgotten about them.  But then again, if I had covered everything I probably would not have got all these comments!

betajet
User Rank
Author
Re: Do it yourself pad cutter
betajet   7/4/2014 5:13:00 PM
NO RATINGS
Aubrey wrote: The guy calls it a trepanner.

Good name -- it's akin to the tools used for trepanning, the technique of drilling a hole in people's skulls for treating various conditions.  Trepanning goes back to the Neolithic Era.

antedeluvian
User Rank
Author
Do it yourself pad cutter
antedeluvian   7/4/2014 4:12:45 PM
NO RATINGS
Found this whilst searching for pad cutters. The guy calls it a trepanner.

antedeluvian
User Rank
Author
Re: Rotary Tools
antedeluvian   7/4/2014 4:01:39 PM
NO RATINGS
lakehermit

Mine are called pad cutters and are made by a company called Vector.

Here is the link

Find them at Mouser or Digikey

 

<<   <   Page 8 / 11   >   >>


Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
EE Times Senior Technical Editor Martin Rowe will interview EMC engineer Kenneth Wyatt.
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Special Video Section
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...