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15:09 Apr 18, 2005
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German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Engineering (general) / camera housing mount
German term or phrase: Stufenbohrung
Eventuell wäre zu überlegen, das Loch ganz durchzubohren and die Gewindestange oben und unten mit einer Mutter zu befestigen. Bei einer Stufenbohrung sollte genug Platz und Bewegungsfreiheit dafür vorhanden sein.

This is in reference to mounting a camera housing on a table.

Summary of answers provided
4 +2Stepped bore
Ken Cox
3 +1counterbore
Kim Metzger



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I can find no confirmation of this, but the only thing that would make sense is counterbore. There would be enough space for the nuts if they were recessed in a countersunk hole.

Kim Metzger
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agree  Ken Cox: yep, also known as a stepped bore (see answer)
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Stepped bore

An alternative to 'counterbore'. It means a bore (drilled hole) that has a larger diameter in one portion than the other, thus forming a step in profile.


[PDF] DE couvt.eps
... Stufenbohrung. Step bore. Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Pince pour douilles ... Collet F16/830
with reinforced head for larger stepped bores - article and step lenght ...

AZ2282 - Steel Hub for 1" live axle. 1" to 3/4" stepped bore.
... Plated steel wheel hub with stepped bore and keyway for 1" live axle. Lug nuts included. Bright zinc plated. Four bolts on a 4" circle. ...

Ken Cox
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agree  Kim Metzger: "A basic rule of thumb when drilling multi or stepped holes in timber is use the biggest drill first and go down in size as has been suggested previously. Steel is the exact opposite, smaller first, bigger last." http://www.woodworkforums.
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agree  Frosty: Having drilled several of them!
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