[Spridgets] Work bench surface
refisk at chartermi.net
Mon Apr 11 21:22:39 MDT 2016
A couple of years ago I learned a trick for drilling holes in stainless steel that works amazingly well. At work I frequently have to drill mounting holes in stainless and it was always a job I disliked because it wrecked drill bits and was hard to do. Then on a job site one day my customer told me about this trick - use Dawn dish soap as a cutting fluid. When he told me I didn't believe it. He ran over to their breakroom and came back with a bottle of Dawn. He handed it to me and said try it. I squirted a couple of drops on the punchmark on the stainless and started the drill. It went through almost like soft steel! I couldn't believe it! Try it - you'll like it. :-)
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> On Apr 11, 2016, at 5:29 PM, Trevor Jessie via Spridgets <spridgets at autox.team.net> wrote:
> Being the impatient person that I am ... I whipped out my wallet and bought some new stainless steel from the local supplier. He had some drop cuts that I could have pieced together, but nobody likes drilling holes in stainless. So I paid for a solid piece cut to size. It is mounted and I'm happy ... maybe I should sell a spare midget differential to try and pay for my new workbench surface.
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