01-26-2010, 08:39 PM
01-26-2010, 09:39 PM
One of teh arbors made for the Lewis mill
A punch and die set, works like Greenlee
This tool removes the pins from a Souriau 23 pin circular connector
A small threading die made when the local tool shop was out of them on Friday, and I felt like not waiting.
The skates pictured above are lots nicer looking than mine.... as are many of the tools!
01-26-2010, 10:03 PM
Had made a copy of a Hossfeld bender. They take a fair amount of clear area to use. Too solve the problem a square hole in the driveway was made. Used section of trailer hitch receiver material and pipe welded onto that and cemented in. Too much torque on tube caused tube to twist in the ground and had to redo. Driving bunch of scrap iron at 45 degree angle in hole and allowing the new cement to tie welded on metal by the concrete. No more problem even when using 4 foot cheater bar.
Post made up that had square trailer hitch tube on both ends and benders, vise and more can be put atop post. Receiver attachments are tapped on one corner and one bolt with hand knob will tighten attachment securley.
Made adapter to fit anvil hardie hole so throatless shear can be used there and easly removed to have access to full anvil face.
01-26-2010, 10:30 PM
Lots of great ideas and superb craftsmanship being shown. Most of my machine work involves making dies and forms for the shop tools I've built so I don't have a lot to show. I'll offer this shop-made taper attachment just to keep me in the mix.
01-26-2010, 10:42 PM
01-26-2010, 10:44 PM
Also seen before ...
DRO edge probe from mild steel / delrin / drill rod
Bridgeport vice stop made with dial indicator universal snug and other pieces
HSS lathe bit organizer
Harrison lathe saddle adjuster for open end and hex wrench simultaneously
01-26-2010, 10:44 PM
Tapered end mills or a die filer.
01-26-2010, 11:40 PM
Thanks every one!
This is the most "Saved Images" I have ever stolen in one thread.
Gary Hart what material did you use for the main frame on your Hossfeld bender?
Is it hardened to prevent the holes from being worn?
01-26-2010, 11:44 PM
01-27-2010, 12:08 AM
Chris, Used plain hot roll steel. The 4 main pivot holes wasn't sure what to do so made 4 steel bushings and hardened them. Don't recall what the steel was. Don't know but would guess just plain smooth holes with few drops of oil would last a long time, maybe a lifetime. Gary
Originally Posted by Chris Alton