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cteno4

Aimed at adolescents and sponsored by clearex...

 

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Yavianice
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10 hours ago, gavino200 said:

Are there marks somewhere on the shell to show you where to drill? Or do you just have to eyball/measure it?

 

10 hours ago, katoftw said:

dimples in the shell.  very easy to see.

 

KATO's model of the E655 is very well done, the dimples are the same as on the real thing. You can use them (if you have a steady hand) to stabilize your drill.

 

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:JRE-E655inOku.jpg

 

Also MiyakoMokei has a video where he shows how to do it.

 

 

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Sheffie

I don’t know about anyone else, but when it comes to superfine drilling jobs in plastic, I never trust myself with any kind of power drill. Instead, I use the smallest straight edge screwdriver bit I can find, and drill by hand using alternate clockwise/anti-clockwise turns. I feel like I need that level of control over the speed and pressure. It really doesn’t require a lot of either.  

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Just now, Sheffie said:

I don’t know about anyone else, but when it comes to superfine drilling jobs in plastic, I never trust myself with any kind of power drill. Instead, I use the smallest straight edge screwdriver bit I can find, and drill by hand using alternate clockwise/anti-clockwise turns. I feel like I need that level of control over the speed and pressure. It really doesn’t require a lot of either.  

 

Miyakomokei in the video uses a hand drill. Like I would. 

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Sheffie
5 minutes ago, Yavianice said:

 

Miyakomokei in the video uses a hand drill. Like I would. 

 

I see that now. Nice tool. 

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katoftw

Hobbysearch is where I got all mine from. All the bits also. In the tool section.

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cteno4

Pin vises and fine drills are your friends. They can be had inexpensively on ebay as well. Small drill bits are so easy to snap off using a pin vises so i only use my good bits for special stuff and the cheap ones for the rest. Plastic is super easy to go thru so you don’t need super great bits.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/20X-Marvelous-Mini-HSS-High-Speed-Steel-Twist-Drill-Bit-Set-Tool-Craft-Case-EN/222676127837?epid=1182777204&hash=item33d888105d%3Ag%3APs4AAOSwjaRZwlnq&LH_BIN=1

 

And for sizes you use (and break) all the time get a pack of 10

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/10Pcs-Micro-HSS-0-3-3mm-Straight-Shank-Twist-Drilling-Bits-Sets-Tiny-Dura-HK/223292377956?hash=item33fd434b64%3Am%3AmRFyAU8V0jKTo1hQmBRPYxQ&LH_BIN=1

 

handy pin vise and bit set

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Swivel-Head-Pin-10x-Micro-HSS-Twist-Drill-Bits-For-Jewelry-Watch-Hobby-Hand-Tool/362468292800?hash=item5464cb38c0%3Ag%3AtDAAAOSwSVdb0EbZ&LH_BIN=1

 

and lastly if those small holes are not quite big enough these dental root canal files are very handy to get the hole just right!

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-Pack-Dental-Stainless-Steel-Root-Canal-REAMERS-Hand-Use-H-K-Files-21-25-31-mm/202594771421?hash=item2f2b96e1dd:g:V9AAAOSwUR9cYick

 

Also put a needle in your in pin vise and make a divit where you want the hole if there is not one already. If you try to start drilling with a pin vise on smooth plastic the tip can easily wander.

 

cheers

 

jeff

 

 

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nartak

KATO new product information as usual.

 

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