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Offline Seeker

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Core Drill?
« on: December 31, 2008, 10:51:13 PM »
Has anyone built a homemade core drill? I've heard of people converting weed wackers,  Any idea's?

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Re: Core Drill?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2009, 05:50:17 PM »
Hi,
that sounds like an interesting "hardware hack", what is a weed wacker????, i'm from australia so terminology may be different.

cheers

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Re: Core Drill?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2009, 07:25:55 PM »
I think you should be looking at a small gas ice auger for your drive. Then you have to get let say a 7/8 core barrel, some 7/8 drill steel, a water swivel , make a frame ( deep rock water drill ) out of 3/4 EMT, a small hand winch to lift your steel out of the hole and most but not lest 7/8 core bits . Then you will need a water pump to feed and wash out your hole. ( lube. your bits } I made one But never got to use it. I have a 7/8 core drill but it takes 2 men to move it around, comes with 65 feet of steel plus 2 core barrels , 2 FT. plus a 4 Ft. runs on a 12hp. brigs. Let me know if I can be of any help , Pasty

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Re: Core Drill?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2009, 03:50:44 PM »
I wonder if this unit could be used for core sampling.  With a proper bit.....

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Re: Core Drill?
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2009, 12:47:16 AM »
Ive just built one for underground use, fitted a large ingersal rand air drill to a pusher leg and a water swivel to the drive. Ive got 30 metres of drill rod. Ive made a core barrel 1.5 mtr long out of 40mm stainless tube, for the core bit Ive silver soldered some diamond core segements to the end of the stainless tube, will probably have to replace them every 10 mtrs or so but their easy to solder and cost about $40 AUS for 4 segements. Am taking it up to the mine this weekend to try out, Ill take a few photos and let you know how it goes

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Re: Core Drill?
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011, 09:53:46 PM »
den cho
looks like a good unit what s important is gearing and the ability to be able to remove the core as needed
good luck
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Re: Core Drill?
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2011, 03:35:44 AM »
Hi..I do not have any idea about the home made core drill..I'm as new as you in that topic..But even i have heard that people do converting weed wackers.Weed wackers are used to easily cut weeds from sidewalks or stoops. After you use your weed wacker, you might just set it in a corner in your garage..


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Re: Core Drill?
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2014, 03:11:08 PM »
Hi,
that sounds like an interesting "hardware hack", what is a weed wacker????, i'm from australia so terminology may be different.

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I know you asked this ooyonks ago, but a weed wacker is a petrol whipper snipper

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