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  1. #1261
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    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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    Default Its all there - If you read it

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris S.
    Expedient! What's the base from?

    Chris

    Also re-purposed a worn out brake rotor.

    Nice stand there Expedient. I like the adjustment knob.

    Cheers

    Don
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    Never let it rest,
    'til your good is better,
    and your better best

  2. #1262

    Default V Blocks

    Not much, but I used to have our own heat treat setup at work and made these.


  3. #1263
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    Jul 2007
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    Default Chuck Key for Lathe Chuck

    A few years ago I bought an 18X40 lathe and it came with 3 and 4 jaw chucks.

    I had used the 3 jaw a lot but one day I needed to use the 4 jaw. I mounted the chuck but when I went to tighten the jaws, the chuck key would not fit. It was a little too big. So I went in search of some stock to make a new chuck key with. After replacing a broken axle on my John Deere mower, I kept the old one in case I needed some round stock. Good thing I did.



    The 5/8 rod next to the axle shaft is an old shaft that I got off from an old piece of farm machinery that was being scrapped. It doubles as the handle for a Dake arbor press that I resurrected from being a boat anchor. (for real)

    I have not figured out what I will make with the rest of the axle shaft, but it is highly unlikely that it will see the scrap barrel except as chips from what will be left of it when I do figure out what to make from it. Not much gets wasted in my shop.

    Brian
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  4. #1264
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    Jan 2011
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    Spixworth Norfolk U.K.
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    Default Sub base for a bandsaw

    Hi
    I posted a pic of this in another thread on here and someone suggested I put it in here so here it is.
    The idea originally came from Model Engineers Workshop, I just bent it to fit, so to speak.

    heres the plate with some clamps,


    It measures 6" x 4" x 3/8" and has 28 m10 holes. ( tapping them was fun)

    here it's in position, my saw's maximum cut is 4" and after trimming the long edges parallel I put it in the saw vise and cut the end square with the blade.



    And here it's set up to cut a block of steel lengthways, as you can see, I can get very close to the blade.


    That's it really, very simple and very very useful.

    Cheers
    Roy

  5. #1265
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    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gary hart
    Small tap wrenches made from 7/16 - 20 bolts. Hex head end is drilled for slip fit on 1/4" shaft and the hex rounded off.


    Indexing around and using corner of end mill cut some "knurls" across the threads on the bolt.

    How do you stamp numbers around a shaft like that?!?!

  6. #1266
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    Central Michigan
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    Quote Originally Posted by bent metal
    How do you stamp numbers around a shaft like that?!?!
    I believe that he stated a few posts later that the numbers were not stamped but cut on a 4th axis CNC mill.

    If you want to do something similar but only have access to stamps, mill a small flat area on the handle. If you have an indexer, you could even mill flats all the way around to add some uniformity to the look. Flat every 120 degrees will give a triangular pattern. Every 60 degrees will result in a hex pattern.

  7. #1267
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    Default

    It's called a CNC stamper.
    Milton

    "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

    "The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." G. K. Chesterton

  8. #1268
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    Default

    Couldn't a stamp be rolled onto a round somehow? Especially if it was aluminum. In the lathe maybe?
    Andy

  9. #1269
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    Default

    That is a slick idea! How are the taps held in?
    Feel free to put me on ignore....

  10. #1270
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    Held in with Loctite.
    Too remove the tap, heat holder with propane torch to break the Loctite bond.

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