You were right on Jim. I got some cutting oil and drilled all the holes with
a hand drill. It was a breeze.
> From: Jim.email@example.com
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 21:57:53 -0700
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Drill bits
> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 13:25:33 -0400
> From: "Gary Schafer" <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Drill bits
> Lard or kerosene for aluminum, cutting oil for steel.
> Gary k4FMX
> ## I use this stuff called 'A-9' for aluminum, comes
> in a green tin.. and comes out green. It's made
> for AL only. Every metal and industrial supply place
> in town carries it.
> ## The other stuff I use is called ...'rapid tap'. and used
> for any precise machining, including tapping threads,
> and works on AL, steel, brass, etc. I use it when
> drilling steel.
> ## bottom line is, any lubricant is better than none.
> With 140 holes, I'd still use a punch.
> Jim VE7RF
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