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Homemade Old Man (Drilling Aid)


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bborr01 on bbs.homeshopmachinist.net
DESCRIPTION:
Homemade old man drilling aid intended to provide additional downward pressure during drilling operations. Consists of a perforated plate and a rod. The plate is fixed to the table through the use of either hold downs or C-clamps.
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Sep 26, 2016 9:47 PM
Manitoba Man
I understand this was made prior to having a magnetic drill base. I was thinking your homemade one works better on aluminum :-) Congrats on the 'old man' tool, consider the design borrowed with gratitude to you. Bob from Canada
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DIY Old Man (Drilling Aid) - comment on how to build a Old Man (Drilling Aid) - 3 comments
Manitoba Man says:
Sep 26, 2016 9:47 PM
I understand this was made prior to having a magnetic drill base. I was thinking your homemade one works better on aluminum :-) Congrats on the 'old man' tool, consider the design borrowed with gratitude to you. Bob from Canada

daveward says:
Mar 07, 2014 9:57 AM
How old do I have to be to get an old man?  I may be ready.

DIYer says:
Aug 22, 2013 3:39 PM
Nice! Simple and effective!

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