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  • Thanks for the positive feedback. It was one of the first things I made on the mill, and I just keep making more. I wrote a guide on making one at MAKE: Projects if anyone's interested.
    http://makeprojects.com/Project/Magn...p-Shield/892/1

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    • Where did you get the magnets?

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      • I have got some good deals on magnets here:

        http://stores.ebay.ca/Emovendo/Magne...=p4634.c0.m322
        Ernie (VE7ERN)

        May the wind be always at your back

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        • I just ordered mine from K & J because they have countersunk magnets, which will make them easier to use, particularly in some other projects.
          Hemi-proprietor,
          Esoteric Garage

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          • Tait, thanks a bunch for that countersunk magnet link!!

            Been needing something just like that!!!

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            • hammer-wrench

              My take on the popular drawbar hammer-wrench made from a spark plug socket.



              I wanted an oval section handle, so I squished a tube and epoxied it onto a solid section. I keep this one at work. I have a commercial one at home, which I actually like better. It has a fatter, cushier handle and a heavier head. But this one works perfectly well, and is distinctive, so it never winds up in someone else's toolbox.
              Last edited by Randy; 10-05-2017, 08:50 PM.

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              • these skates are a real space saver, as they make it easy to move my lathe up close to the wall and be able to get it out from the wall when I need to work on it .
                I borrowed the idea from a friend and modified it to work with leveling pads and my lathe . it's a little crude but works well .





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                • rockcombo - That is a really sweet idea. My compliments to both you and your friend.

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                  • Rockcombo. Was just thinking that I need to raise up my lathe a couple inches.Need the C/L a bit closer to my eyes. A set of them skates will work just prefect! Thanks

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                    • Rockcombo,

                      Nice idea on the skates. Thanks for posting it.

                      I would be very careful when moving it though.

                      As in very slowly. Lathes are very top heavy and a piece of krud in front of one of the wheels could make for a hazard. Not trying to be too critical but just sayin'.

                      I recall a guy named Gary from this board that wore a lathe that was lighter than your Monarch and it was not good.



                      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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                      • the 10ee is 3500 lbs and bottom heavy , but that said , I made them a bit longer then the width of the machine just to be on the safe side and make sure the floor is clean when moving it , with other lathes you would need to use extra care depending on the center of gravity .
                        Brice




                        Originally posted by bborr01
                        Rockcombo,

                        Nice idea on the skates. Thanks for posting it.

                        I would be very careful when moving it though.

                        As in very slowly. Lathes are very top heavy and a piece of krud in front of one of the wheels could make for a hazard. Not trying to be too critical but just sayin'.

                        I recall a guy named Gary from this board that wore a lathe that was lighter than your Monarch and it was not good.



                        Brian

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                        • here is a picture of my friends skates , when I noticed them on his lathe , I had already bought my leveling pads , so the idea got tweaked to fit my machine .

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                          • Brice

                            Nice 10EE. I see it's an Inch/metric machine.

                            Hal

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                            • Rock,

                              I did notice that the 10EE has a somewhat wide base and would not be likely to tip.

                              Just more of a warning to those who might use your idea. Most lathes are top heavy.

                              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 digr
                                Not much here but fast and simple. Holds a one too six inch mic quite easily, drilled two holes to hold the telescoping calipers that I am using at the time.

                                This inspired me to make my own mic holder. However, I have a VERY small shop that doesn't have room to store a big holder like this. This is what I came up with:



                                I guess that bench vice isn't just for work holding any more.

                                Here's something else I made today:



                                It's a standard metric/Imperial/drill/tap chart laminated onto some sheet steel and hung on the wall. Next to it, also on hooks to make it portable, is a magnetic whiteboard that sports a calculator.



                                They may not be "tools" but they're heavily used in my shop.

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