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What do you call this 'whattayacallit'?

Post by Electrojim » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:14 pm

Am I going senile or have I overdosed on Metamucil? I could have sworn that, years ago at least, one could buy little steel tubes with a specific OD and an ID to accept popular size drills. These could be pressed into softer-metal or even wood 'templates' (for want of a better term), so when you drill through these tubes the holes would be in the right spot for making multiples of something. I've looked under 'drill sleeves' and 'drill guides' and find nothing. Am I nuts? (Don't answer that!) Thanks!

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Post by warmstrong1955 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:26 pm

They are still out there.
Drill bushings. I've bought many for manufacturing drilling fixtures, mostly from McMaster Carr.

https://www.mcmaster.com/standard-drill-bushings

You may still be nuts.....but hey....aren't we all?
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Post by SteveHGraham » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:22 pm

Pro tip RE overdosing on Metamucil: you're not supposed to smoke it.
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Post by John Hasler » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:28 pm

SteveHGraham wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:22 pm
Pro tip RE overdosing on Metamucil: you're not supposed to smoke it.
So you tried it? What was it like?

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Re: What do you call this 'whattayacallit'?

Post by John Hasler » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:28 pm

Electrojim writes:
These could be pressed into softer-metal or even wood 'templates' (for want of a better term),

Jigs are what you press the drill bushings into (or rather a jig is the finished result of pressing drill bushings into a plate of some sort).

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Re: What do you call this 'whattayacallit'?

Post by SteveHGraham » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:26 pm

John Hasler wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:28 pm
SteveHGraham wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:22 pm
Pro tip RE overdosing on Metamucil: you're not supposed to smoke it.
So you tried it? What was it like?
If it really worked, it would replace meth as the drug of choice here in northern Florida. The roads would be packed with dealers in pimped-out Mercury Grand Marquises.
Every hard-fried egg began life sunny-side up.

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Post by neanderman » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:07 am

John Hasler wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:28 pm
SteveHGraham wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:22 pm
Pro tip RE overdosing on Metamucil: you're not supposed to smoke it.
So you tried it? What was it like?
I don't recommend you take it IV either; it'll really clog you up!
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