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Old 04-02-2018, 12:18 PM
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Default Drilling pushrod woes ..

I'm down to installing pushrods into my wings and then I get to close them up, take them to the hangar, and final assembly!

This weekend, drilling pushrods and subsequently getting a rivet in them straight proved to be quite a challenge.

Here is a pic of my .. ahem .. practice piece. I can't keep the bits from roaming from one side to the other. I've tried short and tall bits and have tried scoring the location with a punch, etc. No luck, every other attempt to drill wonders off to one side or the other.

There has to be a better way to drill these things .. hoping I'm missing something simple.

I have the press set to its lowest rpm.

Any advice appreciated!

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