drill bowling balls

I just spent a pretty penny having two bowling balls drilled. I have
been thinking of building a jig so I can drill my own balls. I know
how to build the jig, but I don't know how to position the ball to
drill it correctly. Anyone have any thoughts on this. I have a machine
shop in my backyard so the equipment is not a problem. Designing and
building the jig is not a problem I just don't know where to put the
holes in relation to the center of gravity or the pin placement.
Wait the two balls I bought came with drilling instructions. This
tells me where to put the holes for a specfic ball movement. As the
saying goes if all else fails read the instructions.
michael
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michael
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I think I would practice on some clunker balls I found at a thrift shop before I drilled an expensive new ball. Some things to consider would be the angle the holes ate drilled into the ball as well as their diameter and placement.
How many bowling balls will you need in the next ten years anyway? Seems to me if you just had two drilled you probably won't need to worry about it for a long time.
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Roger Shoaf
That sounds so wrong.
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ATP
michael wrote: (clip) I have been thinking of building a jig so I can drill my own balls. ^^^^^^^^^^^ And ATP wrote: That sounds so wrong. ^^^^^^^^^^^^ What would you do, lie on your back with the drill-press on your lap?
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Leo Lichtman
Like the suicide by bandsaw link last week.....
Gunner
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Gunner
Roger,
Depends on how competitive you want to be. I used to do a lot of tournament bowling and used to carry 6-8 balls with me. Lane conditions change, and sometimes, adjustments in your speed, angle, and wrist position just aren't enough.
Nowadays, I bowl for fun and the occasional pot game, and carry 3 with me. Haven't seen the need to buy a new ball in 3 years, only because I spend more time buying parts to rebuild machines.
Besides, the lane conditions now are so easy at most houses (primarily because bowling revenues have dropped dramatically in the past few years) that most times you can kick the ball down the lane and still score.
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Rick Chamberlain
I think I would just sit on the big Cincinnati Bickford at work and turn the power feed on. I figure it would feel kind of like being married.
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ATP
I think you'd use one of these:
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Hitch

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