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MicroLux Mini Drill Press

I bought this Drill Press from Micro mark around the beginning of this year, but this is the first time I’ve had to use it.

Here’s the Website for it…

Drilling out Holes for the Fife Rail

I used it to Drill out the Holes for the Fife Rail. I found that I cannot seem to get the holes exactly right using my Dremel! ..

As expected, this Drill Press works great and is perfect as a portable Drill Press that I can move around to my Work Table, etc…

It has a Variable Speed Control on the side. Also an adjustable Pull-Down Handle and Height Adjustment.


I bought these at Michaels for $7.99 / Pack.

Artist Loft

Artist Loft is the Brand. They aren’t bad quality either for what I need them for.

When applying Contact Cement, my favorite Brushes are these Flat ones…

For Contact Cement

You have to dispose of these Brushes after every use because they become hard.

I also use a Variety of Higher Quality Artist Brushes for Detail Work.

Small Brushes better Quality

You need the smaller Brushes to apply Acrylic Paint on the Wood. πŸ™„πŸ€”

DAP Plastic Wood

I had a couple of spots that I needed to use this DAP Plastic Wood as Wood Putty.

Check out the Hyperlink for a link to DAP.

DAP Plastic Wood

I used it on my Bow at the very bottom where the fairing needed straightening out.

Putty on Bow Port side
Bow Starboard side

And on the Stern for a couple of Spots…

Stern Port side
Stern Starboard

The idea is to use as little Putty as possible. Which is why I bought the 3oz Tube. It tends to dry out if you leave it for too long. πŸ€”πŸ™„