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Carl
10-19-2005, 03:43 AM
...using a radial drill on a WWII submarine torpedo tube.

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ibewgypsie
10-19-2005, 03:44 PM
I love them old radial drills. TVA still has a few.

You run them in reverse, leave the ways loose bring it down in your pilot hole and it centers itself. Hold pressure on it, lock ways and drill forward. A 3 ton drill can not be compared with a modern drill press.

Rosie.. yeah.. anybody who can run machinery like that deserves respect. Women had a active part in WW2..

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David Cofer, Of:
Tunnel Hill, North Georgia

Forrest Addy
10-19-2005, 07:27 PM
Wouldn't that be Dorothy the Driller?

I had a half dozen great female apprentices work for me over the years. Most went on to distinguished careers on the machines, the bench, and later as planners and supervisors.

John Lawson
10-20-2005, 03:11 PM
Betty, the borer. Donna, the driller. Daphne, the downfeeder.
It was somebody's mom.