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david pierce
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There is an inexpensive book available called THE ART OF REPOVITING FOR THE WATCH AND CLOCKMAKER by Robert D. Porter, CMW. The book shows how to make pivot drills on a watchmaker lathe. I bought a copy off of Ebay a few years ago and was very impressesed with his innovative solutions to the problem. He takes a pin vice and drills a hole through the shaft that fits over a stud mounted in the tool post holder. then a grinding wheel is put in the lathe and the pin vice fixtures the drill blank. With this crude setup he was able to grind a reasonably accurate drill bit. If you hunt for it on Ebay you can probably find a copy. It is well worth the price.

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