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  • Thingy that goes inside chuck to square thin parts

    [IMG]WP_20150207_004 by Glenn Davis, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]WP_20150207_005 by Glenn Davis, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]WP_20150207_003 by Glenn Davis, on Flickr[/IMG]
    Cheers,

    Glenn

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    • Mod to HF bender

      [IMG]WP_20150207_015 by Glenn Davis, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]WP_20150207_016 by Glenn Davis, on Flickr[/IMG]
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      Glenn

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      • Vise jaw for bolting down parts

        [IMG]WP_20140629_003 by Glenn Davis, on Flickr[/IMG]


        [IMG]WP_20140629_002 by Glenn Davis, on Flickr[/IMG]
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        Glenn

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        • Drilled and tapped vise bolts for installing parralles at angles, as well as other jigs

          [IMG]WP_20140615_001 by Glenn Davis, on Flickr[/IMG]

          [IMG]WP_20140615_002 by Glenn Davis, on Flickr[/IMG]

          [IMG]Mini Pallet 5 by Glenn Davis, on Flickr[/IMG]
          Last edited by gdavis2265; 06-21-2016, 07:32 PM.
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          Glenn

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          • Tig Torch holder

            [IMG]WP_20140615_003 by Glenn Davis, on Flickr[/IMG]
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            Glenn

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            • Steel rack

              [IMG]Steel Rack 7 by Glenn Davis, on Flickr[/IMG]


              [IMG]Steel Rack 0 by Glenn Davis, on Flickr[/IMG]


              [IMG]Steel Rack 2 by Glenn Davis, on Flickr[/IMG]
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              Glenn

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              • ok, not really a tool, but its cool - a putter for my bro


                [IMG]CIMG0053 by Glenn Davis, on Flickr[/IMG]

                [IMG]CIMG0038 by Glenn Davis, on Flickr[/IMG]

                [IMG]CIMG0028 (2) by Glenn Davis, on Flickr[/IMG]
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                Glenn

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                • Originally posted by gdavis2265 View Post
                  Gooseneck spring loaded tool post for form tools


                  [IMG]WP_20150329_016 by Glenn Davis, on Flickr[/IMG]
                  Lots of nice work there Glenn, thanks for sharing.

                  I'm very curious about this one. Does it help reduce chatter with form tools, or is there some other purpose?

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                  • Originally posted by gdavis2265 View Post
                    Vise jaw for bolting down parts

                    [IMG]WP_20140629_003 by Glenn Davis, on Flickr[/IMG]
                    Very clever. I made one almost identical, except mine is meant to be clamped between the jaws, and clamp parts to the top of the vise (either front or back). I put in some screws in the front to register in the socket of the vise bolts to prevent pullout. Very handy, and gets used a lot.

                    Edit: Thanks for sharing Glen.
                    Last edited by Dan Dubeau; 06-22-2016, 08:31 AM.

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                    • Originally posted by Yondering View Post
                      Lots of nice work there Glenn, thanks for sharing.

                      I'm very curious about this one. Does it help reduce chatter with form tools, or is there some other purpose?
                      Yes, very much so - as the tool wants to chatter, the 'hinge' of the holder allows the tool to pivot away from and out of the cut instead of digging in harder. Armstrong use to make similar tools back in the day.
                      Cheers,

                      Glenn

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                      • Originally posted by Dan Dubeau View Post
                        Very clever. I made one almost identical, except mine is meant to be clamped between the jaws, and clamp parts to the top of the vise (either front or back). I put in some screws in the front to register in the socket of the vise bolts to prevent pullout. Very handy, and gets used a lot.

                        Edit: Thanks for sharing Glen.
                        Dan,

                        Share a pic if you can, I'd like to see your design. - thanks
                        Cheers,

                        Glenn

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                        • Originally posted by gdavis2265 View Post
                          Dan,

                          Share a pic if you can, I'd like to see your design. - thanks
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                          Still haven't got around to tapping the 1/4"-20 holes yet.....one day. Gotta make some 1/4" hold downs first, ha ha.

                          Made it without the SHCS in front first, but it was useless as it just pulled up no matter how tight It it was. With them in there now, it works perfect. Very handy for quick setups to just toss in there.

                          Another tip I noticed in the photo is the scribe line on the vice jaw. It's 3" in from the left. I machine a lot of blocks from the rough, programmed to center of stock in XY. For my Y pickup I pickup the back jaw, and move forward half the stock thickness. For the X pickup I pickup the left side of the moving jaw, and move over 3" (to the scribe line.) Before I put my stock in the vise, I scribe a line on the front face with my calipers. If the block is supposed to be 4"long nominal, it will be saw cut a bit over, so I set my calipers at 2" and scribe a line from both ends. This leaves me with two lines on the face, and as long as I get the vise line between those two lines the block will cleanup. This setup allows me to machine blocks of all different sizes without having to use an edge finder, stop, or anything other than adding/subtracting for blocks of different widths (to set the Y). This is a HUGE setup timesaver on big jobs with multiple blocks of all different sizes.

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                          • Awesome Dan, looks very similar - also I like the 3" reference mark
                            Cheers,

                            Glenn

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                            • Originally posted by gdavis2265 View Post
                              Awesome Dan, looks very similar - also I like the 3" reference mark
                              Thanks Glenn. Just looked through your shop tour link, and came up with a bunch of good ideas for mine. I like the "grinder horse" (saw horse for grinders) for lack of a better name, would love to do something like that for mine. Looks really easy to keep clean with no big flat surfaces, and open access to sweep underneath.

                              I'm going to make a mag base tig torch holder this weekend for sure, as I'm tired of holding it between my teeth, or dropping it all the time....

                              Edit: to add 2nd "n" to Glenn...(knows all too well, as my wife is a double "n" Jenn...)
                              Last edited by Dan Dubeau; 06-22-2016, 10:33 AM.

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                              • Thanks Dan!

                                Yea, that grinder stand is soo, soo useful. I even ran out of room, and now have two grinders on a little turn table, one dedicated for grinding tungsten's with a little HF diamond wheel.

                                When I first built it, I did so because I was sick and tired of those pedestal stands with three legs, the ones where they vibrate and spin, causing you to spin and dance as well. They all went into the scrap heap. Then I realized that I could incorporate a tower to hold a light, then I realized the tower was strong enough to store clamps and welding hoods, electrical outlets, etc...

                                I mount a piece of plywood (painted red, of course) to the top tube using 1/4" flat heads tapped into the tube, then I mount the grinders with lag bolts to the plywood. This accommodates any base pattern as well as I feel that the plywood helps to soak up vibration.

                                Very handy
                                Cheers,

                                Glenn

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