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Old 03-11-2005, 03:05 AM   #21
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Cool Re: TECH: Drill your axle!

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I reccomend some good hole cutting music, something Texas based like ZZ Top, Junior Brown, ButtholeSurfers. Drilling holes is in these guys blood!
Yeah - that worries me a bit - drilling holes with the butthole surfers...

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Old 03-11-2005, 06:45 AM   #22
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Default Re: TECH: Drill your axle!

Awesome post.. I originally was going to drill my axle too but I was getting lazy... Your finished product looks so cool I'm going to have to do it.

Just a note on hole sawing thick and or hard material: If you drill one or two 1/8" holes right inside the diameter of the hole saw it will cut a whole lot easier. These holes allow chips to escape, lube to get in, and give the hole saw a better bite. It will cut your time in half and save you wear on your blade. See below:
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Old 03-11-2005, 06:47 AM   #23
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Default Re: TECH: Drill your axle!

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Blue Mol saws
Haven't seen that brand, but I'm guessing they are bi-metal are they not?

I use hole saws fairly often.
Mostly in alumimun, now and then in 1/8-3/16" steel.
(T McG's post done today (Hole Saw Trick) is a good one for larger holes.)

As a fwiw, I like to drill pilot holes prior to cutting with hole saws.
Makes the hole saw cutting bit easier since you're only doing sawing if you have a 1/4" pilot hole.
Easier to gauge the pressure as well.

Good post, you've got me thinking a drilled axle would look great on my 31 roadster.
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Old 03-11-2005, 09:01 AM   #24
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Default Re: TECH: Drill your axle!

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When i drilled mine i reduced the hole sizes at the ends ,i thought it would look kool, just realised this photo doesnt really show the holes! oh well. use your imagination
My imagination isn't worth a shit, would like to see your axle.
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Old 03-14-2005, 02:45 PM   #25
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Default Re: TECH: Drill your axle!

El P,

do you chamfer the holes?

how's the best way to do so?

do they make chamfer bits that large?
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Old 03-14-2005, 03:22 PM   #26
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Default Re: TECH: Drill your axle!

This guy wanted the crisp edge so I just deburred it with a half round needle file and left as much as I could.

I have seen chamfer bits large enough but fitting down in the web might be an issue so the best bet is a file and some patience. I have gotten pretty good with my Dynabrade mini belt sander but would worry about it getting away from me.

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El P,

do you chamfer the holes?

how's the best way to do so?

do they make chamfer bits that large?
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Old 03-14-2005, 03:32 PM   #27
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Default Re: TECH: Drill your axle!

Nice post. I've always used a hole saw. Well, the first two holes in the first axle was with a regular $60 bit which bacame a paper weight.

I always tell people there are five steps:

1) measure
2) measure
3) measure
4) mark 'em
5) drill 'em (and that you can never use too much cutting fluid)
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Old 03-18-2005, 04:50 PM   #28
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Default Re: TECH: Drill your axle!

BTTT, as a tech week runner up and all around cool post...

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Old 03-18-2005, 05:45 PM   #29
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El P,

do you chamfer the holes?

how's the best way to do so?

do they make chamfer bits that large?
He atch I used a flapper wheel after I drilled this one gave the holes a slight chamfer. I drilled this one using 7/8" hole saw.
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Old 03-18-2005, 09:28 PM   #30
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Good stuff.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:24 AM   #31
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Default Re: CHASSIS, Drill your axle!

I was notified that the photos got lost in one of the HAMB upgrades. I just posted them over on my PhotoBucket account.

Here is a link to the photos for this thread.
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