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Tip on drilling thin, hardened steel without ruining the drill bit.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #40 Oct 1994 pg. 10

Tip on drilling round holes in sheet metal using a "Unibit".
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1974 [Dec 1974] (v.5#2) pg. 16

Tip on regrinding a twist drill into a "sheet metal drill".
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1975 [Nov 1975] (v.6#2) pg. 26

Tip on drilling a perfectly round hole into thin, soft sheet metals (brass, copper, aluminum) without grabbing and tearing the sheet.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Sep 2002 (v.25#10) pg. 13

Tip: How to drill through a threaded rod or bolt.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #242 Oct 1983 (v.33#8) pg. 126

Tip on using an oversize washer to form a dam to hold a pool of oil when drilling in metal.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #345 Feb 1994 (v.44#2) pg. 84

Tip on drilling clean holes in sheet metal or wood.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #387 Apr 1998 (v.48#4) pg. 22

Drilling hard stuff. Tools and techniques for drilling into glass, metal, ceramic tile, and masonry.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #399 Jun 1999 (v.49#6) pg. 22

Two-man method for repetitive drilling overhead in concrete or steel.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #67 Apr-May 1991 pg. 26

Tip on drilling a perfectly straight line of large holes in a hollow metal tube.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #81 Apr-May 1993 pg. 26

Simple hold-down fixture for anchoring small pieces of sheet metal during drilling on a drill press.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #82 Jun-Jul 1993 pg. 28

Tip on using a round-head machine screw to deburr holes in sheet metal.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #103 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 28

Method for boring holes in overhead steel beams combines a drill clamped to a 2x4 post with pressure supplied by a hydraulic jack.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #105 Oct-Nov 1996 pg. 36

Tip on spot-annealing steel (using a cut-off nail and drill press) prior to drilling a hole in the steel.
FINE WOODWORKING #98 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 8

Tip: Use vinegar as coolant when drilling stainless steel.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Mar 1981 (v.70#3) pg. 87

Slotting metal with twist drills.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1965 (v.124#2) pg. 165

How to accurately drill angled holes in metal.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1973 (v.139#6) pg. 158

Tip: How to bore hardened steel using a short length of copper tubing.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1979 (v.152#2) pg. 28

Tip: Use turpentine to lubricate drill bits when drilling metal.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1980 (v.154#3) pg. 15

A craftsman's tips for drilling in hard material such as glass, porcelain, hardened steel and various types of stonelike substances.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1981 (v.156#6) pg. 112

Boring holes in thinwall tubing.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1964 (v.184#2) pg. 175

Drill slots in metal without filing.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1964 (v.185#2) pg. 135

How to cut metal like a pro. Learn how to figure rake angles, cutting speeds and feed rates for all types of tools.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1972 (v.201#4) pg. 106

Tip on drilling a hole from the side straight through the exact center of a round shaft or rod.
PROJECTS IN METAL Jun 1990 (v.3#3) pg. 24

Tip on drilling a hole in a spring.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #176 Mar 1991 (v.15#8) pg. 29

Coping with drilled holes. How to prevent or correct an incorrectly drilled hole when working with sheet metal.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1989 (v.38#4) pg. 28

Tip on drilling new holes in very hard spring steel stock, such as found in the tail leaf spring of an airplane.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1990 (v.39#2) pg. 91

Useful hints when building the RV-6 aircraft. (1) Add a firewall mounted brake reservoir. (2) Drilling the heat treated steel landing gear legs. (3) Cutting and drilling holes in a stainless steel firewall. (4) Assembly tips.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1990 (v.39#3) pg. 29

Drilling truly round holes in metal with a hand-held electric drill using this reaming technique.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1990 (v.39#6) pg. 32

Hard steel drilling made easy. How to modify a drill press for very-slow-speed operation (20-125 rpm) which is the secret to drilling difficult work.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1991 (v.40#2) pg. 63

Metal aircraft construction tips and procedures. (1) Hole drilling. (2) Simplified inspection access plates requiring only 2 screws instead of 8. (3) Simplified anchor nut installation for 8-32 screws. (4) Rivet squeezer modification. (5) Reshaping the distorted leading edges of purchased metal ribs.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1991 (v.40#6) pg. 36

Tip on using an adjustable rubber plug (plumbers plug) to align mating parts prior to drilling holes for fasteners. The parts must already have at least one matching hole through which a plug will fit.
SPORT AVIATION Oct 1991 (v.40#10) pg. 88

Metal working tips for the first time builder. Part 2. Hole drilling.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1993 (v.42#2) pg. 65

Tip on using a "one-hole countersink tool" as a bit for deburring holes drilled in metal.
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1994 (v.43#1) pg. 97

Drills and drilling. Advice on equipment, jigs, technique, drilling speeds, ... when drilling holes in aircraft tubing, sheet metal, firewalls, etc.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1994 (v.43#4) pg. 94

Tip on using a brad point wood drill (the style with raised cutting points) to drill clean holes in thin aluminum.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1998 (v.47#2) pg. 115

Tip on using any standard twist-drill bit to drill clean holes in aluminum.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1998 (v.47#7) pg. 125

Cheap coolant formula for use when drilling stainless steel.
VINTAGE AIRPLANE Apr 1996 (v.24#4) pg. 25
Added Info VINTAGE AIRPLANE Sep 1996 (v.24#9) pg. 25

Tip on need to trap shavings when drilling metal in a woodshop.
WOOD MAGAZINE #85 Jan 1996 (v.13#1) pg. 8