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hand powered drilling

2010-12-23 19:53:49.44017+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Chris in Florida passes along Low-tech Magazine: Hand powered drilling tools and machines, which has a bunch of really interesting variations.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-12-23 22:27:41.718044+00 by: ebradway

Cordless tools with infinite battery life! Sweet!

My father had (probably still has) both a brace drill and an "egg beater" drill. I'd all but forgotten them. There are times when using a hand-powered too is really handy - like the time Mike H. helped me tap out a bolt on my VW bus engine. The magnesium crank case was particularly soft and I only had a single-speed corded drill. We just used a ratchet handle but a hand drill would have been better.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-12-23 22:34:23.621302+00 by: ebradway

And I did not need to read about sites full of Print, cut and fold paper models.