About two years ago I had an opportunity to use an Archimedean drill
during a workshop. For those who are wondering what type of drill it
is, you can see a picture of one on page 41 of “Practical jewelry
making” by Loosli, Merz, Schaffner, 1982 or page 10 of “Practical
Enamelling and Jewelry Work”, by Brian Newble, 1967.
After about an hour’s learning how to use it, it became a very
practical tool. The drill works slowly and gently, and you only need
one had to use it; the other can be used to support the object to be
pierced. Further you aren’t constrained by the cable as you are with a
motorised flexible shaft.
I live on Vancouver Island and so would prefer a Canadian outlet; the
excise tax or whatever name it goes by now just kills me.
Thanks in advance for your comments.
David in Victoria, BC where it’s still sunny