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  • Simple ER dividing chuck



    Precision takes time.

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    • Gary

      Do have a picture of your shop showing all your neat things in their glory?

      Hal
      Hal
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      Last edited by Hal; 02-25-2010, 09:07 PM.

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      • Ringer, that is pretty clever. How many facets/faces on the outer diameter?

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        • [QUOTE=TGTool]An external hone, blatant ripoff of Sunnen hone. V-block is Turcite lined and stone is a replacement brake hone stone from the car store. It doesn't say by I think it's silicon carbide by the cutting action. I'll experiment with aluminum oxide, alternate shoes etc.



          Like it, got to copy your copy. Can different size hinge pins be made to extend the range?

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          Hal, don't have any shop picture that would make any sense now. Maybe someday.............. .. . gary

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          Mostly have 3/8 collet in mill and like to use smaller center drill. So, made adapter. Lots of time center drill in mill and then take part to drill press to drill.

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          • Originally posted by gary hart
            Grinding cart on wheels.
            I've really enjoyed studying your grinding cart, much better than a
            system of mounting grinders on interchangeable bases for use on a
            common pedestal w/ dust collector.

            Originally posted by gary hart
            Left side shows the cyclone. Scaled down version of wood dust
            collector, had found plans someplace on the net, but don't recall where.
            Could they have possibly been the plans offered at BillPentz.com?

            Mr Pentz has a wealth of information on many aspects of dust management
            and strong words of caution about the home shop health hazards presented
            by fine dust.

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            • Originally posted by gzig5
              Ringer, that is pretty clever. How many facets/faces on the outer diameter?

              there are 12 sides....So it can index 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12
              Precision takes time.

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              • Engravers Ball
                A friend started this and when he got sick he sold it to me. Plans from James Meek's book "The Art of Engraving" Another tool made that haven't learned how to use yet.





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                • Grinder attachment. Abrasive cutting with swing table and non-reinforced cut off wheel.

                  This abrasive blade is only 1/32" thick and has no reinforcement. Very easy to break and work can not be cut free hand because of this. Also needs to be kept in a dry place when not in use or they get real weak and will break just handling them. Think they are ment for use in a surface grinder. They have a inch and quarter center hole. Being very light if they do brake, they don't have much energy. But as makes sense protect your eyes and lungs.




                  Attachment for grinder clamps below grinder and has a pivot point for the swing arm. The swing arm lets the table swing into the cut off blade and back out of the way. Pivot point is long so there is no or very little side to side movement.

                  The Vise Grips are welded on the bottom of the table and are part of the swing arm. There is a Vee groove in the table for holding round work. Hard steel cut be cut or notched with easy.




                  The long cut on this high speed steel blade took less then 10 seconds to cut. Picture didn't turn out but piece of steel fits between fingers of vice grip for clamping the lathe bit.
                  There is some resistance when cut is first started and then it changes to very little resistance. You can tell by looking at the color that not much heat goes into what your cutting.

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                  • Lathe tool bit grinding block for holding 5/16 and 3/8 lathe bits for grinding. Has 8 degree tilt on one edge and bit can rotate with degree scale. Thumb screw locks rotation.

                    From plans in HSM May/June 1986 issue.



                    Couple of cut knurlers

                    Straight Knurl is from plans by John Stevenson.
                    Sir John, posted his plans on this forum in December 2005.

                    The diamond knurler, “The Cut Knurling Tool” article by Michael Ward is in the current issue of HSM, March/April 2010

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                    • MUST NOT LET THIS THREAD DIE.

                      Step blocks to go with the hold downs pictured below.

                      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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                      • A tap handle that I made as an apprentice. Practicing my lathe skills mostly, but also a little ECM work.

                        I missed the tap handle group a couple weeks ago when everyone else was posting them on this thread.

                        Only regret is it will only hold about a 1/2 inch tap.

                        Wish I had made it about twice as large.

                        I guess I will have to do some more practicing.

                        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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                        • Almost done with my QCTP all work done on with the lathe.




                          Andy

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                          • Was using the hydraulic press today. Making some posts from some old inch and half pipe. Made 3 sided pocket atop the pipe for a 2x4 to fit in on edge. Made 2 cuts in pipe. Bent two sides out and then over to the press to make square corners by pressing in a hunk of key stock. With press as a vise holding the keystock down the sides were hammered against the keystock first and then a quarter turn of pipe with keystock still in place. Squished the sides flat. Worked good.

                            Being had the press out, took some pictures of the press and some accessories.

                            Hydraulic press. 25” inside width.

                            Electric table lift by cable from one side only. Bearings, mounted to table, ride on top outside and bottom inside of left upright. This works much better then having cables going to both sides.

                            There is an adjustable rod that can connect to a dial indicator for repeat bends to a certain depth.




                            . Backside shows the 5 hp electric motor and a low and high pressue hand pumps for a “little” feel when needed. Originally only put hand pumps on when first built.
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                            Press brake. Bottom die has back gauge.




                            More dies for bending of different lengths.

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                            • More press accessories

                              Radius dies. Some have pipe section over dies for getting two radius from one die.




                              More tools for the ram.



                              Shaft straightener or is that shaft bender.


                              Some swaging dies. The one with red inside is urethane trapped inside a steel frame. It is used as a bottom die when wanting to make an impression in some sheet metal.

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                              • Nice rig Gary, what is it's capacity, 30tons?

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