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Re: Drills for 4-hole stab bindings

In my experience, you need a very sharp drill bit.  I have found that the
Dremel works fine unless your bit is dull.  As indicated before, they
make a small drill press.  I would think that it would be easy to make a
right angle jig for drilling with the Dremel but have not taken the time
to design one.


On Tue, 2 Sep 1997, Rommel John Miller wrote:

> BTW, a Dremel mototool is just too fast even at low rpm to avoid singeing
> the hole you're drilling, ergo I gave up using one long ago and I
> appreciate the aesthetics of hand-drilling and going slow.  (IMHO)
> Rommel
> Rommel John Miller                        rjmiller1095@xxxxxxxx
> 12544 Selsey Rd
> rjmiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Ocean City, MD  21842-9128             (410) 213-0082  (voice/fax/data)
>         "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
>                 Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."
>                         --Groucho Marx
> On Tue, 2 Sep 1997 12:28:41 EDT Mike Kaylor <Mike.Kaylor@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> writes:
> >My favorite tool for thick stab bindings is an old fashioned, egg beater
> like,
> >hand drill. They are still available in hardware stores. I have seen
> some made
> >by Stanley as well as futuristic looking take-offs. I use very small
> drill
> >bits; 1/32. 1/16 & 3/32 work well. I clamp the book with electricians
> clamps
> >from Sears (also avail. in hardware stores) . You can work at any speed
> you
> >like and the drill leaves only a very small excess at the exit point
> which is
> >easily smoothed with a bone folder. I give many Binding workshops for
> children
> >(of all ages) and have great success and lots of fun with these tools.
> >
> >Mike Kaylor
> >Washington College
> >

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