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  • The Bridgeport end mills look more like a set of Crown counter bores I used to have, may still have if I can find them amongst the mess, there should be a bunch of pilot pins to fit in the bottom, the holder is the same
    Nice score, nice vidio, I hope you get what you want for Christmas, now the problem, what the dickens do you get the wife!
    Mark

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    • In November I bought cheaply 8" Bridgewood jointer , the only flaw were missing wheels/handles to adjust the table. Previous owners used pliers to that purpose and messed it up a bit.

      Anyway, yesterday I found chunk of steel in my catch-it-all bin, turned it round and true and cut keyways on my lathe. I still need to finish the handle/crank part but that want take long.

      Thrilled about the jointer, I am going from 4" table joiner to 8" with table 70 or inches long.

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      • I finally got to and installed my homemade Multifix B block storage system.


        Also 3d printed off a load of morse 2/3/larger tool storage holders


        Lathe is begining to get organized properly again... Have to make some better ways to store the changewheels now

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        • Saw this on Ebay. I have been looking for a small drill chuck and I do have a couple of the little Dremels but while they are very handy they don't seem to run as true as I'd like. A good chuck this size is out of my budget so I ordered this unit for $23. Out of the box it runs very smooth and quiet and it's also gutless. So I took it apart and replaced the wimpy motor with one I found in a box of RC car parts that came from yard sale. It has a .125 inch shaft that matches the original and the mounting screw holes have the same spacing and thread so it bolts right in. Very easy to get it apart.



          I had started this project and built it to hold an old Dremel, but when I turned it on I found it to have a bad armature. So rather than mount my good Dremel and having to make some changes to do so, I attached this little unit. For what I plan on using it for I think it will work just fine.

          Gene

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          • MrFluffy, that belongs to tool envy

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            • I built a washtub bass (if you can call drilling two holes and tying two knots "built") and added a shelf to my Traeger Pellet Smoker. Then I noticed the new Aquila Red strings I put on my tenor ukulele are pulling the bridge off the uke. Wonder what kind of glue they used. Nice strings, otherwise.

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              • Spent last two nights reading this entire thread.

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                • Originally posted by dp View Post
                  I built a washtub bass (if you can call drilling two holes and tying two knots "built") and added a shelf to my Traeger Pellet Smoker. Then I noticed the new Aquila Red strings I put on my tenor ukulele are pulling the bridge off the uke. Wonder what kind of glue they used. Nice strings, otherwise.
                  Was looking at guitar making video, the guy was using glue and a powder, what I've no clue, will try to find it
                  Mark,

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                  • Originally posted by topct View Post
                    ...I ordered this unit for $23.
                    Ooooh, yeah! I want one. Was that a one-off or are there more available at that price Gene?
                    Milton

                    "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

                    "The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." G. K. Chesterton

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                    • I broke a 3/16" carbide endmill when the thread-on chuck on my semi universal dividing head decided it was time to unscrew itself during a cut. I was thrilled.

                      Next project is a mechanical lock for it...
                      Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                      • Haven't been doing squat in the shop other than cleaning up for a week.

                        So far today we had friends over and stuffed them with new year's day brunch... quiche, waffles, potatoes, and strawberry rhubarb pie.

                        I have a component lead bending fixture to make at some point this weekend, so I'll have to do some real work for a change.
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                        Keep eye on ball.
                        Hashim Khan

                        Everything not impossible is compulsory

                        "There's no pleasing these serpents"......Lewis Carroll

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                        • If after midnight last night counts as today, I finished the layout of a PC board using a new to me program from DesignSpark. I had to do it twice, once to see how it was going to work and a second time, after doing a new parts layout in my CAD program, for the final layout. I managed to reduce the size by about 50% by doing that. Size is money and I need a rock bottom price on it. And it was probably easier to just do it from scratch the second time instead of trying to rearrange the first one.

                          Now I just have to finish the software for it.
                          Paul A.
                          SE Texas

                          And if you look REAL close at an analog signal,
                          You will find that it has discrete steps.

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                          • So I did make the bending jig. That's out of the way now so I don't have to do it tomorrow.

                            Nothing fancy, its for an IXYS SIP rectifier. The pin locates the component by its mounting hole, the added edge orients it, the groove clears a protrusion on it (protrusion is sloped so that wouldn't orient it) and the leads are bent over the radiused edge. Previously made a similar jig for IGBTs.



                            4357 2773 5150 9120 9135 8645 1007 1190 2133 9120 5942

                            Keep eye on ball.
                            Hashim Khan

                            Everything not impossible is compulsory

                            "There's no pleasing these serpents"......Lewis Carroll

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                            • Did some work on my power supply. Here's the front panel, front and rear views.





                              Lots of drilling, careful alignment, etc. I milled slots for the label tape to inset into, which I certainly like better than just sticking it on the surface. The two switches are 15 position, not marked out yet. Each switch has a spring-loaded ball detent for positive positioning, and I used the brazing strips I got to make contacts from. Each contact inserts into a drilled hole, then is epoxied in place. Once the epoxy cured, I filled the gaps from the front with ca, using baking soda as an accelerator. The contacts sit just proud of the surface, and a wiper runs over them to select a voltage. The rats nest of wiring on the rear of the panel will be about tripled once all the transformer leads are connected and the bridge rectifiers and filters are installed. Can't wait to be sorting that out

                              The switch knobs and the cover piece that holds the bandana jacks are made from pvc. Machines nicely but sure takes the sharp off HSS cutters. At any rate, I use several custom scrapers to remove machining marks- I still have to polish it up a bit.
                              Last edited by darryl; 01-04-2015, 02:33 AM.
                              I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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                              • I got this order finished and shipped off today.

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                                Stainless steel and I don't have a stout enough machine to make effective use of carbide so it was HSS tools. I don't mind the slow so bad as the miles and miles of stringy chips. Ugh.
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                                "People will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time they will pick themselves up and carry on" : Winston Churchill

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