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  • I didn't want to overflow the thread but as you requested for more shop made stuff
    A little belt sander made out of roller skate wheels and washing machine motor:


    and another wash machine motor converted in buffing machine:


    It looks crude...and it is... but it got the job done.

    Here it is the brass hammer I made the machine for:

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    • Love it! I keep hearing people warn against trying to use those motors. Were they old appliances or something?
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      Proud machining permanoob since September 2010

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      • Thanks, I don't remember which washing machine I removed it from but I assume they should be 10 years old. The only trouble I got was to find how to wire it. I 'm lucky the motors are the same so I hadn't to struggle one more time. These motors are not very powerful but they are silent and do not overheat.

        ring roller MK1: just hit it !


        I made both of the carter with


        ring roller MK2

        Yes... these are roller wheels and yes...it works,one meter of a 2mm flat bar rolled in no time

        Sorry for the blurry pictures

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        • grinder

          has anyone converted a dumore tool post grinder into a tool and cutter grinder? if so would you be so kind as to post some pics?

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          • I made a small surface grinder using the bottom half of a Dore Westbry mill and a Dumore toolpost grinder here are some pics.




            Alan

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            • grinder

              since i do not have a surface grinder the issue has just become more complex,thank you for the photos, after looking at them i believe your skill and ability is far greater than my own.

              frankie

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              • Not really my project

                I had bought a Dorian #7-71C parting blade holder off of Ebay and got it for a great price because it had a damaged clamping bar. The lowest price I could find for a replacement was $38.41 plus shipping.



                Since my dad has plenty of time on his hands and needs time in the shop away from Mother, I showed him the problem and told him "I'll make one myself as soon as I have time." That's his queue to get going on making one himself.

                A few hours later, it's all done and assembled:



                The new family photo:



                Nice work, Dad. Thanks!

                The project he was working on today (which I helped with a little bit) is to make a wall-mounted rack for above and behind the lathe. Right now, there's at least 15 CA-size QCTP holder blocks sitting on top of the spindle housing of the lathe. Just too crowded now, and I anticipate getting a few more as time goes by. I'll post photos of that finished project soon. Here's the mess as it is now:

                Last edited by PixMan; 09-05-2011, 07:50 PM.

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                • I'm still using a modified Sandvik adapter block. When the weather cools off, I think I may try to fit one of those into my to-do list. Never would have thought to do that wedge lever type locking bar.
                  Russ
                  Master Floor Sweeper

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                  • Originally posted by BadDog
                    I'm still using a modified Sandvik adapter block. When the weather cools off, I think I may try to fit one of those into my to-do list. Never would have thought to do that wedge lever type locking bar.
                    Nor would I.

                    It's all right from Dorian. I just can't figure out how the previous owner managed to mash the original part so badly.

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                    • nice work on the holder......

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                      • Here's a homemade compressor made from a dead fridge and a gas bottle. It's Very silent and delivers high pressure but low volume, suitable for a touch up spray gun though. The main drawback is that it has tendency to spit oil, but with the tank acting like a separator and another separator just before the spray gun, it's ok.

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                        • Tryphon,

                          Nice job of recycling on the compressor.

                          Do you have any kind of safety popoff valve so that if the switch sticks or something it wont blow up. I am guessing that a freezer compressor might pump to a higher pressure than a standard compressor. Can't say for sure, but better safe than sorry.

                          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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                          • Compressor

                            The small refrigeration compressors need a small vessel in line with the output line to drop out the oil that is in the system. The bottom of the vessel should then have a small capillary tube to return the oil to the compressor body. Otherwise they will fail due to not having any oil.

                            JRW

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                            • Here's the safety valve, it opens up at 10 bars (150psi?), I''m ok with you better safe than sorry.


                              The small refrigeration compressors need a small vessel in line with the output line to drop out the oil that is in the system. The bottom of the vessel should then have a small capillary tube to return the oil to the compressor body. Otherwise they will fail due to not having any oil.

                              I add oil time to time and never had an issue in 5 or 6 years, what you describe could be a significant improvement though.Thanks for the tip, I'll try to modify the tubing.

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                              • Taper attachment


                                I built this for my Jet 1024. I rarely use it, but it was a good project, and it looks nice. (The spot next to the adjustment knob is an epoxy patch resulting from a mid-build design change.)

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