[sebhc] hard sector substitute

Deb and Glenn Roberts gfroberts at adelphia.net
Mon Jul 12 21:27:58 CDT 2004

For the hole punch you might want to check out a craft or scrapbooking
store. My wife does scrapbooking and I noticed they have a range of manual
hole punch tools - I'm guessing one of them is around .1 ".  these are sold
for punching holes into paper and other materials for securing with small
rivets but they'd work fine for your purpose. The way they work is there's a
small rubber pad you put beneath the material then you hit the top of the
punch with a hammer.

Here's an example of one I found on the internet (this one's 1/8"):


or here's another one with different sizes:


- glenn

> -----Original Message-----
> From: sebhc at sebhc.org [mailto:sebhc at sebhc.org] On Behalf Of Carroll
> Waddell
> Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 6:42 PM
> To: sebhc at sebhc.org
> Subject: Re: [sebhc] hard sector substitute
> Eric J. Rothfus wrote:
> >I am quite enjoying this exchange, so I thought I'd add a
> >crazy idea.  It would be fairly easy to create the "drill
> >bit" from a hot piece of wire.  You'd have to do quite a
> >few experiments on a sacrificial floppy to see what voltage/
> >current on the wire made the best hole with the least
> >amount of rolled-up plastic lip.  The best wire shape would
> >be an interesting experiment too.
> >
> >Eric
> >
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> I went to Lowes today and picked up a piece of laminated shelf material.
> I am going to try to use this as a base. I want to get a diskette drive
> hub and clamp. I'm going to try to put that in the laminate base. The
> tricky part will be to drill the holes for the center of the drive hub
> and the hole. I am going to try to either buy or make a die that will be
> pressed into the base. Then a slidable piece on top will contain the
> photosensor and the hole punch. That's about as far as I've gotten yet.
> Carroll
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