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sidegrinder
07-16-2007, 01:36 AM
Nothing too exciting here, just a few things to make life a little easier and possibly keep me from wasting an hour looking for that wrench I just had;)

First, what better way to show the new lathe in your life how you feel than a tool tray:) This handy dandy item will hold my commonly used wrenches and few chip brushes. It is partially recycled from one of those cheesy wooden chicom tool boxes.

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k203/sidegrinder/org005.jpg

It has two runners on the bottom that allow it to perch acrossed the ways without fear of getting knocked off. (I still need to slit the foam to hold the wrenches.)

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k203/sidegrinder/org006.jpg

sidegrinder
07-16-2007, 01:42 AM
The second thing I've done recently is put a small shelf on the side of my mill. I've seen collets sets attached, but mine has a variety of things like drawbar wrench, chip brush, drill chuck and key, centerpunch, ER-40 wrenches, scribe etc. Even I can't misplace things when they're this close!

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k203/sidegrinder/org1001.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k203/sidegrinder/org1010.jpg

sidegrinder
07-16-2007, 01:51 AM
Okay, #3. If you've made it this far, you really need to get a life;)
It seemed like tramming the vertical head on my mill was a bit of a pain, as I always seemed to over adjust it with a regular wrench. I have a box of round handles from a salvage yard that were just itching to earn their keep, so I bored one out and pressed in the proper socket. Anyway, it seems to work much better with this handle and it is easier, for me at least, to dial in.

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k203/sidegrinder/org1008.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k203/sidegrinder/org1009.jpg

jkilroy
07-16-2007, 12:19 PM
I like that socket on the handwheel idea. I'll have to start surfing Ebay to find some handwheels to adapt myself. I bet that will keep people from stealing them as much, like they do wrenches.

IOWOLF
07-16-2007, 06:17 PM
Photo #1..... You made a chip magnet.
" "#2 good thing there is a brush on it you will need it to sweep chips off of the tool platform.
" "#3 Cool.

As is all of them,just pullin your leg becouse you have a nice mill. the lathe also.