Several weeks ago, I got a message from a subscriber to my weekly tips newsletter saying that they couldn’t believe I hadn’t written about Tim Hunkin’s latest series, The Secret Life of Components. I, in fact, had.
But that was a good reminder for me to catch up on the latest installment, an amazing one-hour ode to holes and how to drill them in wood, metal, concrete, how to center a hole, and cutting large and small holes. Tim also shares invaluable tips on bits, sharpening, cutting holes on lathes and milling machines, and more.
This a master class in hole cutting done in that inimitable Tim Hunkin style.
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