Has anyone tried to put a small micro drill chuck onto their Nomad spindle? I ran into an issue of having to drill about 100 small holes. The drilling tool in MeshCam doesn’t have a way to “drill” with a small end mill. So, I had to manually set machining boundaries for each hole after the initial roughing pass and run a separate job with a small end mill to bore out those holes. It was a bit of a pain.
I looked around and there seems to be a few 1/8" shank micro drill chucks that can hold something like up to 0.040". That’s way too small. I’d like something up to 1/8" drills.
I was thinking about making an adapter for my Dremel keyless drill chuck with a 1/4" shank and a 1/8" through hole, so I can put drills up to 1/8" in the chuck. And still be very low profile. The total length of the drill + chuck can’t be too long, since it would eat into the z-travel in the machine.
Any other ideas out there?