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The Home Machinist (Part 11)

In our continuing series, author Bob Fritz explains how to use a boring head to drill odd-size or big holes. Hint 1: The bigger the hole, the slower the going. Hint 2: The traveling rest, which moves with the cutting tool, braces the material in two directions to minimize flexing.

Fiberglass Magic

Falco gear door project takes the mystery out of making custom parts.

Shop Talk: V-Block Drill Jig from Scrap

Having problems drilling a precise hole in a tube? Ishmael Fuentes has the perfect-and inexpensive-solution with this nifty, easy-to-make V-block drill jig.

Vacuum-Bagging for Homebuilders

The first installment of a new series introduces you to the materials and equipment you'll need to tackle vacuum-bagging projects at home.