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by seal killer
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling holes in rocks - Help
Replies: 46
Views: 2012

Re: Drilling holes in rocks - Help

pete-- Re: Retaining wall drainage This wall is built from those 2400lb 2'x2'x4' concrete blocks you mentioned, plus a few 3500lb 2'x2'x6' blocks I had to use after my little block supplier went out of business. (BTW, I gave $30/ea for the 2400lb blocks, delivered [40+ miles]. With my new supplier o...
by seal killer
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling holes in rocks - Help
Replies: 46
Views: 2012

Re: Drilling holes in rocks - Help

pete--

Good video. Thanks!

--Bill
by seal killer
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling holes in rocks - Help
Replies: 46
Views: 2012

Re: Drilling holes in rocks - Help

pete-- Ha! I've got a lot of rocks! I want to make blocks for walls and stuff. I'm in no hurry. The rocks (that I'll use for wall material) range from 30lbs to 300lbs. Then I've got some that weigh a thousand up to about a ton, or so. I won't cut those as they are fairly regular already and cutting ...
by seal killer
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling holes in rocks - Help
Replies: 46
Views: 2012

Re: Drilling holes in rocks - Help

BadDog and Bill-- BadDog , weight is a big factor for me, especially right now. Plus, my wrist will probably be problematic for quite a while. The reason I wanted cordless is because the rocks are not very close to power. There are probably a hundred tons that I've stacked about a hundred feet from ...
by seal killer
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling holes in rocks - Help
Replies: 46
Views: 2012

Re: Drilling holes in rocks - Help

John-- Thanks! I saw the surgeon two months and one day after the accident. He took new x-rays. After analyzing them, he told me that I had healed more in that time than he expected in four months or more. I've always healed very quickly. Of course, I am still careful and there is everything from di...
by seal killer
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling holes in rocks - Help
Replies: 46
Views: 2012

Re: Drilling holes in rocks - Help

BadDog and Russ--

How's this one look?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita-10-A ... /202517713

--Bill
by seal killer
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling holes in rocks - Help
Replies: 46
Views: 2012

Drilling holes in rocks - Help

All-- I am trying to learn how to split rocks. I have some feathers and wedges and a rotary hammer drill and some concrete bits with carbide tips. So far, I have no luck at all. I've only managed to get a hole about 3/8" deep in a piece of limestone. I've tried drilling using the 1/2" bit down to th...
by seal killer
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder
Replies: 24
Views: 3962

Re: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder

Steve--

Mine is the top one.

--Bill
by seal killer
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 595
Views: 114401

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Russ and liveaboard-- Russ , I didn't get to watch the actual surgery because they used general anesthesia. I would love to see a video of it . . . now. liveaboard , it all stays in. (Like BadDog said.) One screw in the distal end may have to come out if bone doesn't fill in around the end of it. Ug...
by seal killer
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 595
Views: 114401

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

All-- I've had a minor setback. I did a high dive off a ladder and shattered my left wrist. The distal end (the end next to the wrist) was broken completely off and a long longitudinal break in the radius also occurred. I didn't know that was even possible. It's interesting to think of the forces in...
by seal killer
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder
Replies: 24
Views: 3962

Re: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder

dg-- We all face(d) that problem. I solved it by buying a metal drill bit storage cabinet. I can't remember what it cost, but it was not expensive. It has drawers labeled from teeny-tiny (pro term) to 1/2" in 1/64 or 1/32 increments. (It's not in front of me and I don't remember.) I also keep (kept ...
by seal killer
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 128
Views: 36311

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

Mr. Ron--

Go for the longevity record and I hope your wife's health improves.

--Bill