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  • Angle blocks for horizontal bandsaw

    Wood blocks cut at 45 and 22-1/2 degrees. Metal strip screwed to bottom fits in slot that moveable vise jaw moves in. Allows cutting angles without having to move fixed jaw.



    Metal strip in slot works good for preventing angle block from sliding back.



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    • Here's a simple one!

      A very simple project, so simple I don't know whether it's worth posting, but here it is anyway. A tailstock die holder, doesn't take long to make. The tommy bar is short enough to pass over the top of the lathe's cross slide if I let it go. Material is just 1020, nothing much more to say really.

      Pete



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      • Chip trays for mill vise

        Cut shallow slot on each side of vise for edge of sheet metal tray to fit in.



        Lip of trays fits good into slot on sides of vise.



        Trays held tight to vise by wedge on left side and a cam on right


        Pocket was cut on backside of polycarbonate to fit the magnets from computer hard drive. Couple of 4-40 screws and sealer to hold in place. Not much magnetic attraction on back side and on front if chips get there they can easly be wiped away from the magnet area.

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        • PeteF - That may be a "simple idea" but it is a very useful one and may be of great value to HSM members who do not know about it.

          I made one long ago which is much like yours but instead of the handle I knurled the OD of the die holder very slightly to provide a good palm grip. With smaller screws you can simply hold the OD of the diestock in your hand and engage the thread while the lathe is turning at a slow speed. As the die approaches the end of the thread one would lighten the grip slightly and when the thread bottoms out the die holder will simply spin out of your grip while being supported by the dowel being held in the tailstock chuck. Sort of like power tapping but only with a die. This can be a real time saver when you have a lot of threads to make. That handle on yours would sure come in handy for larger threads though. Thanks for posting !!!!

          gary hart - That is a very elegant chip control solution. Many thanks for sharing. You just added one more project for me to think about making *LOL*

          John Stevenson - That indicator sure brings back memories. When I first got in the trade my brother gave me one of those. It was made by 'Ideal' as I recall. I still got it somewhere around here but I haven't used it in awhile. Considering the high cost of replacing a modern dial test indicator I might just start looking for it. *L*
          Last edited by DATo; 07-08-2011, 02:54 AM.

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          • Shaper Tools

            Needing some tool holders for the shaper . I tried E- Bay usually have good luck but not this time . Every one wants to pay more than me so i get out bid. heck why buy what you can build probably better any way.So I set in and built a few . A right hand bent and a left hand bent copy of Armstrong type. And a adjustable one . All Take a 3/8 bit . Made the two bent ones from 1045 and had them heatreated to 40-42 RC. Made the adjustable from mile steel so it could be welded together. Here you are .

            These are the bent ones .
            The adjustable one is this.

            All three together

            And the adjustable one in the shaper.


            Cool hu.
            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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            • lane,

              What is the reason for the depression on the top of the Armstrong style tool bit holders? I have seen that on some holders and not on others.

              Thanks.

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              • Nothing I can think of . I saw them too so I put them in .
                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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                • That depression is to prevent a knot raising up when you bent the holder during the forging process.
                  James Kilroy

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                  • How did you make the square hole for the angled holders? Very nice and something I would like to make as well.

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                    • Adjustable tool holder

                      Lane
                      The adjustable Tool Holder looks like the design I worked with the late Art Volz for shapers. I silver soldered the end on my unit.
                      JRW

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                      • Originally posted by jkilroy
                        That depression is to prevent a knot raising up when you bent the holder during the forging process.

                        OK, that makes sense. I'm trying to remember now whether or not the ones without the depression showed any grind marks in that area. Probably did...I can't really recall.

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                        • Very nice work Lane, and I enjoyed following your thread on the restoration of that shaper VERY much. Thanks so much for sharing !

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                          • Dale L.

                            I have that question also. I'm going to guess he used the shaper, if not then a square broach. How about it Lane?

                            Jack.

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                            • Originally posted by Jack F
                              Dale L.

                              I have that question also. I'm going to guess he used the shaper, if not then a square broach. How about it Lane?

                              Jack.
                              No how about a drilled hole and some good square files. About 1 1/2 hours of file work on each hole.
                              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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                              • That is some very nice file-work, those are some great looking holders.

                                I did a small square hardy hole through a RR track anvil and have no desire to replicate the experience, I plan on using these next time I need a square hole: http://www1.mscdirect.com/eCommerce/...g+Bar+Adapters

                                Probably cost less than the new files.

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