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|12-01-2013, 03:15 AM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Pinelog Creek, FL
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Drill bits for 3D Ornaments
OK, I admit, I'm stumped. I was all set to cut a 3d ornament and then I realized I didnt have a small enough bit that would go all the way through a piece of 2x2 wood with a small blade sized diameter. I checked with 3Mike this morning while ordering blades and the small # sized bits are under 2" in length, while that's long enough to chuck up in a Dremel to make fretwork holes its runs a bit short for 3d stuff....
So what do you guys use and do you have a place on the web I can order them?
Pinelog Creek, FL
DW788 Owner since 2013
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|12-01-2013, 03:33 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2008
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I use a big drill bit. Almost all of the compound cut patterns I've seen have either no or large internal cuts, so a big bit will work fine.
|12-01-2013, 07:08 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Littleton, NC
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Walter can you post a pic of the one you are working on? I have done a lot of 3D and the ones that needed drilling all could get away with a 1/8th or may a 1/16th bit.
|12-01-2013, 07:45 AM||#4|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Richmond, VA
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My observations mirror Rob and Scott. Larger bits have always worked for the compound patterns I have cut.
It's curved when I want straight, and straight when I want curved.
DW-788, Delta Midi Lathe
|12-01-2013, 10:43 AM||#5|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Chandler AZ
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Somebody asks about long bits and you all come back and tell him he doesn't need them. Well here is a web site that carries aircraft bits. They are made long because drilling holes in airframes sometimes required getting into tight places. Anyway a great resource to know about.
Buy Drill Bits - Associated Industrial Distributers
ps My only association with this company is as a satisfied customer.
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|12-02-2013, 11:09 PM||#6|
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Near Pasadena Calif
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I have found that a 1/16" brad point bit works great. I buy them in bulk here.
Brad Point Drill Bits -Toolstoday.com - Industrial Quality Drill Bits
Very satisfied with the service and the bits.
|12-02-2013, 11:20 PM||#7|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Broken Arrow, Okla.
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I agree, most 3 D patterns allow you to use larger bits , plus it's easier to thread the bit through a larger hole.