Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Drill Baby Drill

So Sunday I spent 5 hours drilling holes.  In fact, this was a colossal squandering of time.  But I did get all these bolts in.  1/2" and 5/8" holes are a piece of cake once you buy $350 worth of drills and drill bits.  I actually enjoy drilling holes now.  My old 3/8" chuck drill was unable to make holes of this size, and I decided I didn't trust my welding so bolting was a must.  The reason it took so long was because I had to buy the bolts and then experiment with the drill, rearrange the pallet racks, and line everything up.  Also I needed to bs with the CORE members and escape the relentless 75 degree heat and sun.  And buy bolts from Home Depot.  Remaining bolts will be purchased from a reputable bolt seller, and not garbage grade bolts.  But frankly with 5/8" bolts the low grade will work.  I can say this without any reservations since I have a master's degree in mechanical engineering.  Trust me, a 5/8" bolt will handle these loads!  Oh, and I concluded that I'm crazy.  I can't even explain why I'm doing this anymore... I should be committed.  Nonetheless, this will be finished.