Drilling Small Spheres / Percer de petites sphères

Maintenir de petites sphères lors du perçage n’est pas une mince affaire.

Ayant plusieurs petites billes de bois à percer, j’ai eu l’idée d’utiliser un support pour foret afin de les maintenir de façon sécuritaire lors du perçage.

Holding small spheres for drilling is not an easy task.

Having to drill several small wooden balls, I came up with the idea of using a drill bit holder to safely hold them while drilling.

Nul besoin de dire qu’il y a un trou pour chaque grosseur de sphère !

No need to say there is a hole for each sphere size !

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8 Responses to Drilling Small Spheres / Percer de petites sphères

  1. Latta William says:

    For absolute accuracy, line up the drill holder with the bit from that hole chucked in the drill press. Clamp the drill holder to the table, chuck the drill bit desired for the hole in the ball and drill a perfectly centered hole.

  2. John Ciccarelli says:

    I imagine that a small sphere might split if improperly drilled. But with your neat technique, you’ll “halve no sphere” of that happening 😉

  3. Mark Butler says:

    Excellent idea Serge. Where did you get the small spheres?

    • Serge says:

      Thank you Mark. I purchased mine in Plattsburg, NY about 40 years ago (think bulk)!
      However be glad Lee Valley sells them today.

      • Mark Butler says:

        Serge, if you ever have the urge to go back to work, you would make a good addition to the staff at Lee Valley.

        • Serge says:

          Thank you Mark, but my health and my energy would prevent that from happening. I must say though that is they would have opened their new store close to my home I would have been tempted to give couple of hours a week. In the mean time, I still write for them for their woodworking newsletters.
          Happy Holidays to you and your family!