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  • Ken,
    Thanks. I got the motor controller from Burden Surplus:

    https://www.surpluscenter.com/item.a...tname=electric

    I think I bought the 1.5" sq from some place on eBay. I couldn't afford a whole stick of 1.5" sq cold roll from my local steel place and they won't sell cut pieces of cold roll.

    matt

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    • A Big Thanks,,,,

      I,ve been following this site for some time, but have been unable to post untill today.

      I,d just like to post a special thankyou to everyone who has taken the time to post on this topic, and hoping a few more will contribute to this very interesting topic. Thanks, Ray.

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      • Well I have been watching this thread since it started. Very interesting. So I thought I would add my 2 cents worth and show some of my shop made tools.

        These are shop made milling arbors for my Van Norman.

        This is some inspection tooling I made a copy of a Starrett indicator stand , a rule holder and a Square checker.


        These are 3 grinding vise`s I made over the years all harden and ground

        This is a collection of grinder tooling I made over the years all haeden and ground to size . Angle plates 2 .A few v blocks and a few other set up blocks.
        Hope this gives some ideas
        Last edited by lane; 02-08-2010, 07:30 PM.
        Every Mans Work Is A Portrait of Him Self
        http://sites.google.com/site/machinistsite/TWO-BUDDIES
        http://s178.photobucket.com/user/lan...?sort=3&page=1

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        • Something did not come out right so here is some more stuff I built


          Arbors and face mill holders along with a boring head all shop made


          This is tooling I made for my K.O.Lee cutter grinder . Can`t afford to buy so I copy the real KO Lee parts and build my own for free.

          This is a radius dresser for surface grinder to put radius on grinding wheel



          The next idem is a adjustable angle plate I designed and built many years a go.



          Hope you enjoy . This is just a drop in the bucket of just some of the tooling I have built .
          Last edited by lane; 02-08-2010, 07:42 PM.
          Every Mans Work Is A Portrait of Him Self
          http://sites.google.com/site/machinistsite/TWO-BUDDIES
          http://s178.photobucket.com/user/lan...?sort=3&page=1

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          • Nice arbors Lane. Why is a dog clamped onto one of them? A+ for making the end mill holder. Bottom most tool on the right, face mill holder, slitting saw arbor or something else?

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            • I`m still working on arbor with dog attacked need to cut left had thread on end but waiting on nut . To fit thread to the last arbor is for slitting saws . 1/2 inch bolt goes up threw bottom of plug to tighten all together.
              Every Mans Work Is A Portrait of Him Self
              http://sites.google.com/site/machinistsite/TWO-BUDDIES
              http://s178.photobucket.com/user/lan...?sort=3&page=1

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              • Originally posted by lane

                This is a collection of grinder tooling I made over the years all haeden and ground to size . Angle plates 2 .A few v blocks and a few other set up blocks.
                Hope this gives some ideas
                What is the flat plate that's shaped like a "3" for?
                Stuart de Haro

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                • What are the slots in the top part of your R8 holders for? (right after the taper.. I guess 'bottom' part really when installed)

                  I think we have the same table! grey sheet metal over plywood?
                  Course, yours has less welding burns in it
                  (Never let your brother test your welder out on your cheap ass table untill AFTER you tell him he can't weld on it or it will burn the paint, buckle the table up and burn the wood under it)
                  Like he did'nt even notice the 14 1" by 12" 'coupons' I welded back togethor into a plate to weld ontop of.. (pratice! Flat within 1/8" easy)
                  Play Brutal Nature, Black Moons free to play highly realistic voxel sandbox game.

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                  • Nice work, Lane. You remind me of my dad. He always built his own stuff whenever he could. I think he felt it was even more satisfying to build things with tools that he already built. Even something as simple as a shop-built hammer or maybe a punch brings a small measure of pride every time I use them. Now of we could generate our own electricity, and smelt our own steel and aluminum, we'd be golden. Totally autonomous!
                    Sometimes the professional is hidebound by tradition while the skilled amateur, not knowing it can't be done blazes a new trail. -JCHannum

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                    • Awesome R8 arbors, Lane! Did you manufacture the precision boring head entirely or just fit your own arbor to the end? And did you use tool steel for them or hardened high carbon steel?

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                      • Originally posted by lane
                        Something did not come out right so here is some more stuff I built


                        Arbors and face mill holders along with a boring head all shop made


                        This is tooling I made for my K.O.Lee cutter grinder . Can`t afford to buy so I copy the real KO Lee parts and build my own for free.

                        This is a radius dresser for surface grinder to put radius on grinding wheel



                        The next idem is a adjustable angle plate I designed and built many years a go.



                        Hope you enjoy . This is just a drop in the bucket of just some of the tooling I have built .
                        What a great thread this has been, have enjoyed every post of the things you guys have made.

                        Certainly your items are no exception Lane, my Hat's off to you, some fine looking tooling!

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                        • Originally posted by Black_Moons
                          What are the slots in the top part of your R8 holders for? (right after the taper.. I guess 'bottom' part really when installed)
                          They are 5V for the Van Norman spindle, only look like R8.

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                          • The slots are for drive keys and those are arbors foe my Van Norman Not R8.
                            The table top is 1/2 inch steel plate .Home madw welding table.
                            The boring head I built from Scratch. Very simple to do Their was a article in Home Shop Machinist Many years ago On how to build one . Very good head .I use it more than my 3 are4 store bought ones its better.
                            All arbors were made from Pre Heat treated 4140 are ETD 150
                            Every Mans Work Is A Portrait of Him Self
                            http://sites.google.com/site/machinistsite/TWO-BUDDIES
                            http://s178.photobucket.com/user/lan...?sort=3&page=1

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                            • drill sharpener

                              I made a copy of a TRD/SRD drill sharpener, sort of labor intensive to make but drills are ground well within .005 concentricity still try to figure out how to post a picture

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                              • Faceplate with adjustable V-block. V-block has key on bottom that slides in Tee slot groove of faceplate. Work is held to V-block and off sets can be made to work without unclamping the work.

                                Made from plans in Marlyn Hadley’s book “Model Machines, Replica Steam Models”

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