Shop Tips - Naked or Dressed Out?
THIS IS NOT A MILL!
Don't even think of using it that way.
However, darn near every shop and/or garage has a drill press of some description. Chances are that machine has a naked table and most often something is slapped on the table, held by hand, and a hole is socked through the work piece.
Maybe you have a vice (and no black finger nails), but it is a pain and time consuming to position the vice for every drill job. Well, here is a quick solution. I'm not getting paid to promote these, but I've got to tell you I love this cross slide table I added to my drill press (from that company that sends the emails every week and a catalog every month).
You can use a wiggler or dowel pin in the chuck to quickly "pick up the edge" of your work. Next, zero your handles and then quickly turn to the desired location to drill your hole. It is way faster than positioning, taping, positioning, taping, etc. when locking down your vice.
Be careful to get the fixed jaw of the vice parallel with the table, and you may want to leave the Allen wrench handy to lock the jibs before drilling, but now I get holes exactly where I want them and much faster than before.
|Equation of the Month - Longitudinal G
Many budget data systems only have a single accelerometer and are oriented to measure lateral G. Actually, two directions of G are important. So, Race Tips to the rescue. Use this equation to calculate the longitudinal G force on your race car.
Deriv is the derivative function and may have slightly different syntax on your particular brand of data system.
Also, let your friends in on the secrets!