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    Drilling Hexagonal Holes

    Here is a simple way to drill hexagonal holes. No filing is needed.

    http://rick.sparber.org/dhh.pdf

    The basic idea can be extended to drilling any polygon.

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    Sweet!!! I was thinking along those lines for a small tool Idea I want to make!

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    Some more on the same topic

    Workshopshed: Drilling square holes
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    That is amazing and opens up a whole new line of possibilities of drilling other types of polygons. Thank you for sharing this video.

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    Cool! GREAT post as usual, Rick!

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    Simple applied math can be a very powerful tool in the shop.

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    In the past I build many holes using this method, not so enhanced with the math but it works very well.
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

    Sorry my mistakes in english.
    to share your tip >>> http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/tool-tips-tricks/ <<<

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    Glad to be of service.

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    Hi all it,s nice to see all the work yous do....I am new to metel work,i jest got a welder and the first thing I would to make is a brike,,,if anyone got some time iwould love some help II would like to start small,,,,,thank you Richard

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    Thanks for sharing a very well-written article Rick. Textbook quality!

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