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You Know The Drill, part one

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This may take a few minutes. It’s not easy to describe and once described the time out of your life may not equal the worth of the content. (But then, life is priceless is it not?) Start with a six-inch by six-inch one half-inch thick twenty-foot length of square steel. Got it? It’s very heavy already (About as long as a track home driveway). Weld a eight-inch by eight-inch cap of three quarter inch steel on one end; drill a three-inch hole in the center of the cap.   Now take a piece of steel twenty-one feet long one half inch thick and approximately five inches by five inches square (so it can slip inside the six by six square steel), at one end (about three inches up) drill a three quarter inch hole through one side and out the other. Weld a five by five cap on the end without a hole in the side. Now weld a one-inch thick round shaft about six inches long onto the end of the five-inch plate. Get some help. Slip the five-inch steel into the six-inch until the one-inch round stock comes through the hole you drilled in the eight-inch plate. Take a break. The first part is done. We have made the Kelly Bar for our Bucket Type Rotary Drill. After this short break we will build the Drilling Bucket.


Author: assumptionisfaith

david blankenship is the author of three books "Randolph W. Owens, missing on Bright Island" (a science fiction novel), "Herb" (a children's book), "Jack's second Life" (contemporary fiction) and several short stories. The books are for sale on Amazon's Kindle and published in paperback by Create Space.

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