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WESTWARD 6NRN3 Jobber Drill Blank HSS Bright 1 4 In
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1 8 165 Jobber Drill Blank B
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WESTWARD 6NRL9 Jobber Drill Blank HSS Bright 3 16 In
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N 165 Jobber Drill Blank B
N 165 Jobber Drill Blank B
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WESTWARD 6NTA7 Jobber Drill Blank Set Sizes1 60 60 pcs
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WESTWARD 6NRN0 Jobber Drill Blank HSS Bright 13 64 In
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TTC 305 8307 Jobbers Length Drill Blank Set Size 1mm to 13mm by 5mm
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TTC 305 8329 Jobbers Length Drill Blank Set Size 1 16 to 1 2 by 64ths
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VERMONT 1 2 HSS Jobbers Length Drill Blank Pack of 3
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TTC 305 8326 Jobbers Length Drill Blank Set Size A to Z
TTC 305 8326 Jobbers Length Drill Blank Set Size A to Z
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WESTWARD 6NRU4 Jobber Drill Blank HSS Bright Z
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DWD29J DB SET 1 16 1 2 x 64 29pc HSS Jobber Length Drill Blank Set
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WESTWARD 6NRU0 Jobber Drill Blank HSS Bright V
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WESTWARD 6NRR7 Jobber Drill Blank HSS Bright I
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43 165 Jobber Drill Blank B
43 165 Jobber Drill Blank B
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WESTWARD 6NRP8 Jobber Drill Blank HSS Bright 31 64 In
WESTWARD 6NRP8 Jobber Drill Blank HSS Bright 31 64 In
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VERMONT 5 32 HSS Jobbers Length Drill Blank Pack of 12
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WESTWARD 6NTA6 Jobber Drill Blank Set Sizes A Z 26 pcs
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WESTWARD 6NRP6 Jobber Drill Blank HSS Bright 29 64 In
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WESTWARD 6NRP7 Jobber Drill Blank HSS Bright 15 32 In
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VERMONT 150mm HSS Jobbers Length Drill Blank Pack of 12
VERMONT 150mm HSS Jobbers Length Drill Blank Pack of 12
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VERMONT 145mm HSS Jobbers Length Drill Blank Pack of 12
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WESTWARD 6NRR8 Jobber Drill Blank HSS Bright J
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WESTWARD 6NRP3 Jobber Drill Blank HSS Bright 13 32 In
WESTWARD 6NRP3 Jobber Drill Blank HSS Bright 13 32 In
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dwdbl3 8 hss drill blank 3 8 pack of 6
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WESTWARD 6NRP4 Jobber Drill Blank HSS Bright 27 64 In
WESTWARD 6NRP4 Jobber Drill Blank HSS Bright 27 64 In
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VERMONT 5 16 HSS Jobbers Length Drill Blank Pack of 6
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WESTWARD 6NRR6 Jobber Drill Blank HSS Bright H
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WESTWARD 6NRR0 Jobber Drill Blank HSS Bright A
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VERMONT 200mm HSS Jobbers Length Drill Blank Pack of 12
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VERMONT 300mm HSS Jobbers Length Drill Blank Pack of 12
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WESTWARD 6NRP2 Jobber Drill Blank HSS Bright 25 64 In
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Asteroid Apophis - The End of Our Planet? by Patrick Omari

If you ask anyone if they know what Apophis 99942 is then the answer will likely be a blank one. Ask the same question again in 2029 and then in 2036 then people will most definitely be more aware. Apophis 99942 is a near-Earth asteroid and for a brief while was considered the most likely object to collide with Earth. In 2029 it will make a record-breaking near miss of our planet and in 2036 it will return with a 1 in 45,000 chance of hitting Earth.

Apophis is estimated to be 415m long and incredibly heavy, in 2029 it will pass within the range of geosynchronous satellites. Objects of this size are only thought to pass this close every 1,300 years. It will be visible to the naked eye as it makes its approach and will appear as a starlike object moving across the night sky. When the asteroid was first discovered initial estimates put the impact probability at 1 in 37, moving it up to four out of ten on the Torino scale, the highest anything has ever been.

However with more work on computing the orbit of Apophis astronomers were able to rule out an impact in 2029 and state that an impact in 2036 looked unlikely. The asteroid was discovered and named by Roy Tucker and David Tholen. Apophis was the Greek name for the Egyptian god Apep the Uncreator. Apep lived in the underworld and tries to swallow Ra as he passes. Despite a seemingly appropriate name it is rumoured that Tholen and Tucker named the asteroid after the character of the same name from their favourite TV show, Stargate SG-1, a being who sought to destroy the Earth.

Although in 2008 the likelihood of Apophis hitting the Earth has been proven to be very small it did for a while start to make scientists wonder what the effects would be should the asteroid actually strike our planet. An object of the size of Apophis would generate an explosion with the equivalent energy of 880 megatons of TNT. By comparison the eruption of Krakatoa was 200 megatons and the Tunguska event released 3-10 megatons of TNT equivalent energy. The impact would be severe and affect a huge area, but thought to be light enough that the Earth would avoid some of the more serious events, such as an impact winter.

Although Apophis is considered a low risk, its initial status of 4/10 on the Torino scale prompted talk of how we would deal with any future Earthbound asteroids. Many possible ideas have been looked at including deflection and nuking. Deflecting asteroids is seen as favourable to blowing them up as all that may do is create a stream of smaller asteroids that still hit the Earth. To deflect an orbit of an asteroid a small craft would drill into the surface of the rock and then eject material to slowly move the asteroid off-course.

For the moment we're safe from asteroid impact, but NASA cannot possibly track every single body out there. Thankfully our atmosphere takes care of much of the smaller bodies and provides fantastic protection from asteroid impact. However, there is one body over 1km in diameter with a probability of hitting Earth. Asteroid 29075 1950 DA is rated 2/10 on the Torino scale and will make its pass in the year 2880.

Fortunately for us its still a long way off and gives us ample time to work out an effective defense mechanism. An object the size of 1950 DA would have serious consequences for human civilisation and be very harmful for the climate and biosphere. Luckily for us we have nearly 900 years to work on a solution.

Patrick is an expert Research and Travel consultant. His current interest is in Gatwick parking and Gatwick hotels.

Article Source: http://www.earticlesonline.com/Article/Asteroid-Apophis---The-End-of-Our-Planet-/412143

Dedicated Pen Blank Drilling Chuck at Penn State Industries

Best way to drill pen blanks with no press?

I don't have a drill press, but I love turning pens and other small items. What's the best way for me to drill blanks without a press? Space is at a premium in my home and I just don't have room for one...

A small bench drill press only takes up one square foot of bench/ table space.
The fixture I will describe below will take up more room on the bench but will be lighter to move and store when not in use.

I you own an electric drill, you can make a wooden fixture that you clamp the drill into.

Position the drill motor horizontally on a piece of plywood with a long drill bit installed in the chuck.
You will need to make some spacer blocks to support the drill motor so that the drill bit is parallel to the wooden base.
These can be carved or saw cut,
You need at least three blocks; 1 just behind the drill chuck, 1 under the motor and 1 under the handle.
Cutting or carving a slight V in the top of the blocks will keep the drill motor from moving around when you clamp it down.
Some experimenting with the height of the blocks will get the drill motor positioned correctly.
You then can make a wooden hold down that goes over the drill motor.
Use two carriage bolts and wing nuts to hold the hold down.

To position the pen blank, you need a V block made out of wood.
This you can screw down to the plywood base, after some testing to position it correctly.

You may want to cut finger notches in the pen blank V block as you need to be able to hold the pen blank and push it in to the running drill bit.

If you make different diameter pen blanks, you will need a different height V block for each pen blank, or shims to add or remove height from one V block.
In this case, instead of screwing down the pen blank V block, screw down to the base two, 1/2" by 1/2" by 4" pieces of wood on either side of the V block.

This gives you the option of just pushing/ sliding the entire V block and the pen blank into the drill bit.

You can add a separate toggle switch or a light switch and a receptacle to plug the drill motor into, to turn on and off the drill motor.
Tape the drill motor switch in the on position and use the toggle switch to turn on/ off the drill motor, this gives you both hands free to work the pen blank.

You should use what is called a center drill bit to start the hole in the pen blank.
This is a short, ridge drill that will accurately start the hole, then switch to the long drill bit to finish the hole.

Another option, since you have a lathe, get a tail stock drill chuck and drill the pen blank while the the pen blank is still in the lathe.

If you need more help building the fixture, You can click on my Avatar picture, go to my Activity page and email me.

Wingman