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  • Originally posted by Teenage_Machinist
    I made this indicator holder,
    Hello everyone. First time poster here. Awesome forum. Teenage machinist great indicator holder. Would you care to share some of the construction details of this holder.

    Thanks,
    John

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    • Copper tee is good start for a lead hammer. Use bolt in handle end for screwing a handle on.


      Draw bar wrench has hunk of slotted copper pressed on wrench and aluminum socket bolted to mill head keeps wrench handy where needed. Draw bar has extra long hex which is nice for changing collets when quill down but main reason is points on the hex are used for a pickup for spindle speed tachometer.



      Like John Stevenson, my shop has no floor so have to hang welders on wall. Having 3 different welding leads was confusing and easily tangled up. From junk yard was able to get some electrical cord reels that were broke. Put rope on reel and tie rope to center of welding lead. Can pull lead down for use and retract for storage.

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      • Holding onto screw threads sometimes can be a problem. Like the Vise-Grip ones best. Some day maybe add a adjustable stop back in the jaws so can shorten bunch of screws to the same length. They work good for removing studs all so.






        Hows 'bout this for a hack job. Weld on dovetails for tool holder. No dovetail cutter required.



        Cheap ten dollar on sale at Horrible Freight drill bits, not good at drilling steel. At least the set I got wasn't very good steel or temper. They do good on brass. Grind or stone the sharp cutting edge for a negative rake for a non grabbing bit on brass and spray paint yellow for brass use only.

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        • Small aluminum vacuum table. Seen example somewhere and looked at some web sites. The black areas are support for the work and milled out area is for vacuum. The milled out 1/8" wide grooves are for gasket material that will form a zone for the vacuum. Gaskets are put in grooves according to the size of the work. Used a horizontal mill cutter for the 1/8" grooves but if was to do it over would cut the grooves on the table saw.




          Found some 1/8" thick closed cell foam and to cut them to correct width the lathe was used. Tool holder holds a razor blade. Hunk of pipe is chucked up and layer of cardboard taped on and atop the carboard the foam is taped.

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            "the ocean is the ultimate solution"

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            • Originally posted by bborr01
              I figured it was bound to happen sooner or later. Someone would post negative comment about what I had hoped would embody what this site was meant for.

              I think your post is the biggest waste of bandwidth so far of this thread.
              If you don't like it, don't look.

              Brian
              The reason I did not include pictures is most of the stuff has been seen here before. But if you insist

              Odd sided 5c Collet Blocks. They're in Tip Book #1



              Thread Tool Grinding Fixtures



              Sine Bars



              Delrin Expansion Collets and Spigot Chucks



              Happy now.
              Forty plus years and I still have ten toes, ten fingers and both eyes. I must be doing something right.

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              • More stuff

                Shopmade Emergency Collets and the commercial one that inspired them



                Magnetic Angles



                Cutting tool for one of my other hobbies



                Boring Bar Holder for a Hardinge HLV-H with excentric bushings

                Forty plus years and I still have ten toes, ten fingers and both eyes. I must be doing something right.

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                • Originally posted by Black_Moons
                  Really nice stuff.
                  Do we get to see the 5C -> 5C collet used to make those collet blocks? lols.
                  http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/sho...t+blocks+redux
                  Forty plus years and I still have ten toes, ten fingers and both eyes. I must be doing something right.

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                  • Here are a few... seems Photobucket has a leak cause I'm missing some older pix's
                    A set of machine skates I built


                    Drawbar for AT Collets


                    V-block


                    1st Splined spindle wrench... made a few more since them.


                    Working on a QC tool holder for the Sheldon... some tee nuts and clamps for the RT... so I can make more tools for the shaper.. :-)
                    Wow... where did the time go. I could of swore I was only out there for an hour.

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                    • Tinkerer

                      What're the states rolling on? bearings? or bearinged rollers?
                      Design to 0.0001", measure to 1/32", cut with an axe, grind to fit

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                      • Originally posted by camdigger
                        Tinkerer

                        What're the states rolling on? bearings? or bearinged rollers?
                        camdigger

                        They are an 8 wheeled skate with a swivel pad that rotate on 100 or so steel balls that can be locked out. The wheels run on 4140 3/8" cold rolled and the wheels are a solid 1018 turned true and bored for a running fit. I've moved a few lathes and mills with them. They have a real low profile under 2.5" so I do not have to jack to the rafter to use.


                        Wow... where did the time go. I could of swore I was only out there for an hour.

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                        • 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!
                          1601

                          Keep eye on ball.
                          Hashim Khan

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                          • 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.

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                            • 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.

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                              • Originally posted by J Tiers
                                One of teh arbors made for the Lewis mill

                                A punch and die set, works like Greenlee



                                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!
                                Woah nice punch! I had a project for those once, but ended up just cutting big old square holes and putting a generic face plate over it after I saw they retail for $300+ Awsome job! What materials where used? Saved yourself a ton of money making those Cool how you made it two part too, so you can take it apart to get those pesky punched bits out.

                                Very nice threading die. How on earth you taped and reliefed the cutting edges boggles my mind!
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