May 2005 Meeting of the
New England Model Engineering Society
Our main speaker this month was Rich Saporetti of Greenfield Cleveland Twist Drill. Rich presented an interesting talk and supplied us with several publications which are presented here in Word document or Adobe PDF format.
Sales 1 DOC Sales Doc Drills PDF Drills 1 PDF Sharpening PDF Sharpening 1 PDF
Errol Groff passed out copies of the following article about drill bit sharpening. It was authored by Robert Barstow and was posted in the rec.crafts.metalworking newsgroup.
TeeNut's drill sharpening method DOC
The subject of the evening was drill sharpening and several different types of sharpening devices were brought to the meeting. This Darex was the at the top of the heap.
Rich Saporetti of Greenfield Cleveland Twist Drill
Bob Niedorf who had put together this meeting talks about the Droll Doctor brand sharpener he had brought
Gene Martha talks about the modifications he made to an inexpensive drill sharpener to make it more effective.
One of the "show and tell" item brought to this meeting was this very interesting lifting device that would have been used for loading nuclear tipped missles aboard submarines.
This gadget goes into the hollow axle of an airliner and by means of strain gages lets the pilot know what loads are being carried by each landing gear set.