Hand Tools Archive

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I've done something like that...

John in NM
But with a lathe and the tool rest to steady the work. Not sure that your set up wouldn't work vastly better :D

I've seen lathe setups with a power head on each side of the work, aligned to one another, and a moving carriage in between to push the work into each bit. That way you could drill two holes and have them come close to lining up without a big setup headache - but you had the headache of dedicated machines sitting around :D

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