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  • Thanks guys!

    Best wishes to ya’ll.

    Sincerely,

    Jim

    "To invent you need a good imagination and a pile of junk" - Thomas Edison

    "I've always wanted to get a job as a procrastinator but I keep putting off going out to find one so I guess I'll never realize my life's dream. Frustrating!" - Me

    Location: Bustling N.E. Arizona

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    • What those two just said.
      I may have to copy your idea... whether it comes out looking as nice is another matter...

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      • Indexer for back of Boxford 500 VSL spindle. -ST-[IMG][/IMG]

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        • I used to do a lot of small diameter tool post grinding on punches, dies and small technical ceramics at my 1st tool room job back in the 70's. I never did anything with a wheel larger than 3/4".
          That frame of mind pops up every once in a while in the home shop and I wanted some of that capability but not the cost of the Themac grinder I liked so much.
          I have a bunch of big aluminum bar out in the shop so I whipped this up to hold one of those long stem die grinders on my AXA tool post. It's loud as all get out but then that Themac used to wail like a banshee too. Now I gotta make some way covers to keep the grit where it belongs.

          Last edited by Tim The Grim; 04-03-2020, 07:00 PM.
          Illigitimi non Carborundum 😎
          9X49 Birmingham Mill, Reid Model 2C Grinder, 13x40 ENCO GH Lathe, 6X18 Craftsman lathe, Sherline CNC mill, Eastwood TIG200 AC/DC and lots of stuff from 30+ years in the trade and 15.5 in refinery unit operations. Now retired. El Paso, TX

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          • Originally posted by Tim The Grim View Post
            I used to do a lot of small diameter tool post grinding on punches, dies and small technical ceramics at my 1st tool room job back in the 70's. I never did anything with a wheel larger than 3/4".
            That frame of mind pops up every once in a while in the home shop and I wanted some of that capability but not the cost of the Themac grinder I liked so much.
            I have a bunch of big aluminum bar out in the shop so I whipped this up to hold one of those long stem die grinders on my AXA tool post. It's loud as all get out but then that Themac used to wail like a banshee too. Now I gotta make some way covers to keep the grit where it belongs.

            Tim,

            I see what looks like an air grinder with a separate spindle in your tool holder. What is the spindle that the air grinder drives and how do you couple them up?

            Thanks,
            Brian
            OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

            THINK HARDER

            BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

            MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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            • Originally posted by bborr01 View Post
              Tim,

              I see what looks like an air grinder with a separate spindle in your tool holder. What is the spindle that the air grinder drives and how do you couple them up?

              Thanks,
              Brian
              He used a "long stem" die grinder. They have a long housing on the front. Great for a tool post grinder, nice job Tim.
              Look about half way down the page for examples.
              http://www.patcoairtools.com/die-grinders.php

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              • I was looking for my favorite shop made tool, I have allot of them. BUT what do I use most?

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                "the ocean is the ultimate solution"

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                • Brian,
                  The grinder I used is at the bottom of the ENCO catalog page ...

                  https://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INPDFF?...4-2161&PMCTLG=
                  Illigitimi non Carborundum 😎
                  9X49 Birmingham Mill, Reid Model 2C Grinder, 13x40 ENCO GH Lathe, 6X18 Craftsman lathe, Sherline CNC mill, Eastwood TIG200 AC/DC and lots of stuff from 30+ years in the trade and 15.5 in refinery unit operations. Now retired. El Paso, TX

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                  • Originally posted by Tim The Grim View Post
                    Brian,
                    The grinder I used is at the bottom of the ENCO catalog page ...

                    https://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INPDFF?...4-2161&PMCTLG=
                    Thanks Tim.
                    OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

                    THINK HARDER

                    BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

                    MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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                    • Here's my take on a lathe die grinder. Can also mount to T slot cross slide. -st-[IMG][/IMG]

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                      • In a effort to cut down on the chips flying everywhere on my lathe, I made a chip guard that is attached to the carriage of my Craftsman 101.21200 (6x18 Mk2) lathe. When I had the carriage off to drill and tap for the ways wipers I previously made, I also drilled and tapped holes on the back of the carriage so I could mount an indicator. I am taking advantage of that to mount the chip guard.







                        Delta DP-220, Benchmaster Vertical Mill, Craftsman 101.21200 (6x18) Lathe, Unimat, Oliver SP-1 Die Filer, Wards Powercraft Bandsaw, Buffalo Cut Off Saw, Craftman 10" Contractors Table Saw

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                        • Nice job on the chip guard. I have one on my big lathe that is a factory made one and it mounts on the workhead instead of the carriage like yours. Yours makes a lot more sense as it travels with the tool bit and keeps chips down. I may retrofit mine to work the same way as yours.

                          Brian

                          Originally posted by ksierens View Post
                          In a effort to cut down on the chips flying everywhere on my lathe, I made a chip guard that is attached to the carriage of my Craftsman 101.21200 (6x18 Mk2) lathe. When I had the carriage off to drill and tap for the ways wipers I previously made, I also drilled and tapped holes on the back of the carriage so I could mount an indicator. I am taking advantage of that to mount the chip guard.







                          OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

                          THINK HARDER

                          BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

                          MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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                          • Originally posted by steverice View Post
                            I was looking for my favorite shop made tool, I have allot of them. BUT what do I use most?
                            I will be making one of these ASAP, I see its usefulness!
                            Feel free to put me on ignore....

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                            • An old crankshaft needed some attention. It is from a seawater pump for the Steamboats condenser - the boat: DS Styrbjّrn.
                              So the bearing surfaces was polished with some shop made Tools/solutions.
                              You will see that the pix are marked NJK fotosamling - thats because I uploaded them there.

                              Excentric chucking solution.

                              Polishing, rig made inhouse - spindle bearings from SKF.

                              More polishing.

                              The finished shaft.

                              Ragnar
                              Last edited by Steamfixer; 03-06-2016, 01:08 PM.

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                              • very clever
                                san jose, ca. usa

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