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post #1 of 6 Old 01-22-2014, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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I now have a variable angle drill bit.

A morse taper is designed to push not pull. I know many of you know this but thought it worth reminding. A morse taper is designed to be pushed against. When drilling holes on the lathe you should get into a habit of holding the chuck when pulling the drill out. Also clear the drill frequently so it doesn't bind in the hole. this and vibration can loosen the chuck and make it come loose in the tailstock.
I was doing photos for a future article this morning and had to let the drill chuck loose while I worked the camera. I'll be I've done this many times and this is the first time I've ever had it come loose on my. Fortunately it only did repairable damage to the workpiece but as you can see ruined my drill.
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-22-2014, 05:09 PM
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Heck!!!! bend it again about an inch back from the tip and you should be able to bore out bowls without using the lathe, LOL!!!!!!!
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When drilling holes on the lathe you should get into a habit of holding the chuck when pulling the drill out.
I'm lucky, my drill chuck reminds me every time I forget

Please visit my website, Fruit of the Lathe
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Looks like a perfect bit for those pesky around the corner holes.

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I would call that a "fixed angle" drill bit. Surprised it bent instead of breaking.

Alexis de Tocqueville was a very smart man.
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I don't remember why but years ago I tried to bend a drill bit,possibly to make a tool. I heated it red hot and it still broke. Something about the flutes I guess.
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