[Spridgets] Work bench surface

Trevor Jessie trevor.jessie at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 12:35:15 MDT 2016

Actually ... I have good luck using water soluble cutting oil.  I think the
water (also found in dish soap) just carries the energy (heat) away more
effectively than oil alone.

On Tue, Apr 12, 2016, 1:32 PM Ron Soave <soavero at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Yup. The bubbles coupled with the extreme heat actually cause a
> sublimation (direct change for solid to gas phase) effect in the steel.
> Because of the austenitic nature of the substrate, there is severe
> weakening of the metal in the area of the friction induced heat, e.g. the
> hole.
> (I made that up; waiting for my lunch. Idle mind and all that)
> Ron Soave
> > On Apr 11, 2016, at 10:22 PM, Rick Fisk via Spridgets <
> spridgets at autox.team.net> wrote:
> >
> > 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.  :-)
> >
> > Sent from my keyboard
> >
> >> 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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