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  1. #3461
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpino View Post
    Hello everyone. For some time I have been following you from Italy. You are an inspiration for me. I will post something from my workshop shortly, as a contribution to the beautiful forum.: D
    Bon Giorno Alpino. I for one look forward to posts from your shop.
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  2. #3462
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    Default Jig

    Here is a job for my welding and multipurpose clamps that I get from parts of Denver's bandit machine. I needed the Manetti i for sighting, I built the jig to make enlargement in one fell swoop and with a better finish.
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    I don't see the pix.
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  4. #3464
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    I made a toe jack and skate set:



    The skates are made from 3" square tubing from the roll bar of a bulldozer, with 5/8" dill rod and 8 99502H bearings pressed on.
    The toe jack is a Harbor Freight 8 ton jack and a mixture of 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 bar stock.
    All I had to buy was the jack, springs, drill rod, and bearings.
    I drilled through the two parts of the handle and pressed in a roll pin to stop them from separating.
    The rubber "tread plate" is to reduce the sliding of the skates under the machine due to variations in the floor taking some of the weight off of any one of the skates. (I hope it works that way, it is basically an experiment).
    The jack is a 8 ton unit. I know the assembly will not handle that kind of weight, but I figured the extra diameter of its ram and cylinder would better handle the radial stress.

    Edit, enlarged picture and corrected verbiage.
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  5. #3465
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    Not really a shop made tool, but they are very useful around the shop. Got some tools that often need an Allen wrench or two for general use? Stick one of these on the machine and they magically hold the Allen wrench on the machine already ready to be used. Need to find studs in a wall or ceiling? Let a bunch of these show you the location and direction of the studs (nails/screws). I also "soft" mount things so the side of machines with 4 of these on each corner of the magnetic item -- like soft mounting an electrical box so it "breaks-away" if under stress. The steel cabinet door on my surface grinder didn't stay closed by itself until I tossed one of these little guys on the inside lip of the door -- now the door stays closed with the help of some magnetic force. Changing the oil in your machines? Drop some of these in there to help some of the floating bits from circulating around your gear boxes... Are you dying to give yourself a really good finger pinch? Let two of these guys do it for you... Many, many uses around the shop...

    1/2" x 1/8" Neodymium magnets (If link is broken just search for the prior text)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/12-100-500p...c/302030262749

    1/2" x 1/4" Neodymium magnets (If link is broken just search for the prior text)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-10-25pc-1...c/302030266388


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  6. #3466
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    MH--I like the machinery moving set.
    12" x 35" Logan 2557V lathe
    Index "Super 55" mill
    18" Vectrax vertical bandsaw
    7" x 10" Vectrax mitering bandsaw
    24" State disc sander

  7. #3467
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
    Not really a shop made tool, but they are very useful around the shop. Got some tools that often need an Allen wrench or two for general use? Stick one of these on the machine and they magically hold the Allen wrench on the machine already ready to be used. Need to find studs in a wall or ceiling? Let a bunch of these show you the location and direction of the studs (nails/screws).
    I hate the idea of attaching Allen keys to machines with magnets. Partly because everything being/getting magnetic is one of the banes of my shop; but at least in part due to the fact that I tried this idea with a drill chuck key...and just repeatedly ended up with an empty magnet and a missing chuck key. This could just be my utter failure though!

    I love the idea of (temporarily) marking the screws in stud walls though. Genius, that!

  8. #3468
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    Default Pin vise

    I made a shop made pin vise. Have been using it for some time. I love it. Images and video attached.









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    Make me want to marry pump action screwdriver and countersink/deburr

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattiJ View Post
    Make me want to marry pump action screwdriver and countersink/deburr
    I use one of these in low gear, works great.


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