I have the oldest drill press you may ever have seen. My father got it when he was 16, and he is 85 now. It was an antique when he bought it. Really, I should post a picture of it because you just don't see tools like this anymore.
The good thing about it is that it makes a perfect slot. The bad thing is it’s pretty much limited to that task. This is what I want to build next but without buying the $550.00 kit.Thanks Greg, I found the thread. Your set up works much better than my dremel by hand method. Had no problem using the dremel on horn, but this brass was a B****
this is beautifully doneHave been tinkering off and on with this handle for a few weeks. The handle body is katalox, very dense dark wood. The spacers are aluminum and g10, and the ferrule is horn. It was an interesting project. Trying to both size it to my hand and to try and maintain the balance point where I like it to be. Generally speaking, it is a decent 1st attempt.
Now I just have to fix the blade, which needs considerable work as well.
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