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My brother is visiting me from Arizona and is working on a lamp. He wants to buy a lamp kit and an 18" drill bit. I don't know but my first thougjt is that the part of the kit that goes through the hole that drilled and goes all the length of the lamp. The lamp or the part that the hole will be drilled through is 13". We can't seem to find the diameter of the part that goes into the hole that is drilled for it and we need to know that to know lthat so that we will know what size bit to buy. Our assumption is the if we get a 3/8" bit that the part of the kit that goes into the hole is that size or larger and if it is larger of course we can open it up with the appropriated size bit. Mabe a quarter in bit is what we need.

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Tilt, thanks anyway. just found out that my neighbor, the one that has everything, had the bit and the lamp kits in his shop. This is the neighbor that has helped me everything from installing florescent lights, fixing the swithch out on the water pump, being certain that my wiring in the shop is properly grounded, leveling dirt when needed, the list just goes on and on, what a blessing to have a neighbor and a friend like he is. He is also the guy that had the thrust bearing for my BS recently when I needed a new one.

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Maybe I am taking a simplistic view, Jerry, but to me the hole can be anything within reason as long as the cord can pass through easily.

Are you going to hand drill or how do you intend to drill through 13" rod?

Do you have lathe?

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James is pretty much right.
The bushing for the lamp socket is 1/8" pipe which is about 3/8" diameter outside.

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Maybe I am taking a simplistic view, Jerry, but to me the hole can be anything within reason as long as the cord can pass through easily.

Are you going to hand drill or how do you intend to drill through 13" rod?

Do you have lathe?
First of all, this is not my project but since I do not have a lathe my brother will have to hand drill the hole, don't know how that is going to work for him. His concern was not so much for the cord to pass through as he was for the fixture that holds the bulb and switch to reside in. I'll watch and see how it goes and let the forum know.

Just talked to my brother, he said that my neighbor has a large enough drill press to use to drill the hole.

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If all else fails ,band saw it in half lengthwise if possible and route a groove down the center with a 3/8" box core/bullnose bit and then glue it back together.
It is hard to drill a hole that deep with a long metal cutting bit as the chips have no where to go and build heat as you drill. The best bit to use is an auger, there are long shanked ones. also a bell hangers bit where the shank of the bit is smaller than the flutes would work too they come 3'-4' long and can be cut shorter if desired. they are usually available at an electrical supply house.
drilling on a drill press can be dicey to get it drilled perfectly straight without run out of the drill That is why I would rip it and use a router. All depends on if that can be done.
Don't try to drill it free hand, only disaster will happen. It might be a good plan to mark the center and drill half way down then turn it ovr and do the same from the other end too.

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