[Spridgets] Work bench surface

Rick Fisk 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.
> -Trevor

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