archer829 wrote:I put a strip of adhesive sandpaper around the drill--not sure how visible it is in the picture--and while it doesn't provide a rock solid hold, it does hold the ring just enough to work.
The actual removal of wood comes from a belt sander. Belt sander in one hand, spinning drill in the other. Lots of sawdust everywhere....
VERY nicely done indeed! Your last set of 6 pictures made me smile with appreciation. Your idea of those tube "clamps" - a light press fit - done carefully, earned you a big grin from this boy! Well done!!
That one pic. of your method of rounding out the dia. with your hand drill had me grinning again. That was good!! Pretty gutsy I'd say. Well done again!
Lastly, I'll have to say that display case looks really good! I have a little wood shop and like to play around but it's been awhile since I made any "furniture" to speak of. Too busy with some green wood and spoon carving of late, a new passion! It's great to see some work so nicely done that displays those rods and reels so well!