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  • My South Bend lathe did not come with a carriage stop and I never got around to making one but today I needed one for a project. So some 1" square bar, a few minutes on the mill plus a small c-clamp from the pile and I was in business. Maybe looking at that will give me incentive build a proper stop. Also, put in three new hives and didn't even get stung.

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    Tom - Spotsylvania, VA

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    • sharpened all the drills I had that needed sharpening. Started to get annoying having gaps in the indexes, so now that's fixed

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      • Put together a Lazy Joe (being PC) for my bench grinders. I have had one on a pedestal and got another that was in the dumpster a year ago and felt it was time to get it going, so I built this rotating table for the bench grinders to mount on and only take floor space in one location. Had the bearing cage and races from some scrap stuff so I made a cage for the races and mounted them to the pedestal and the plate. lever to hold it and pull it down to rotate.






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        • Had to finish up some more tooling for a another tool project. Made a set of flt stock rollers for my ring roller so I could roll flat stock to make the bearing rings for the bench grinder post.

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          Worked out great. Another fun tool to make to use with another tool. Also got a new broaching set TODAY from SHARs tools. It worked great for the flat stock rollers and I look forward to using in in the future.

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          Mr fixit
          Chris

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          • Today John cleaned out my old "outhouse shed" partway up the hill, and found that it needs some major repairs.

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            And he found this animal skull, probably from a deer, fox, or coyote:
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            Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
            USA Maryland 21030

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            • Tool holder rack

              Took a break from working on a model steam engine and built this over two days (plus epoxy cure time).

              I reduced some inventory from the ¼ - 20 screw section and made the plastic holders from a left-over piece of 5/8” thick cutting board originally used on another project. The wood part is roughly 12’ x 18” glued up from two pieces of veneered particle board and is tilted back about 15 degrees. Had to go out and buy the T-track and a few of the nuts from Lee Valley. The plastic was a breeze to machine and I used a woodworking plane to chamfer the edges.

              Now the lathe bench is less cluttered and I have freed up some space (which is now filled) in the top drawer.

              Geoff


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              • Now that is SWEET!!

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                • Finally finished the bathroom addition in my shop.
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                  • Originally posted by ammcoman2 View Post
                    Had to go out and buy the T-track and a few of the nuts from Lee Valley.
                    Your choice...., but Unistrut (Versabar, Globestrut, etc.), would make an Q/C adjustable tool holder rack as well. Usually scrap pieces, spring nuts, etc. can be recycled from most any demolition dumpster.

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                    • Agree with you on other ways to skin the cat but we are on lock down at the moment so I scrounged as much as possible from the existing junk but couldn't quite make it.

                      Geoff

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                      • Originally posted by challenger View Post
                        Finally finished the bathroom addition in my shop.
                        presumably the bucket isn't the new bathroom?
                        in Toronto Ontario - where are you?

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                        • Originally posted by Mcgyver View Post

                          presumably the bucket isn't the new bathroom?
                          Maybe for the lady visitors?
                          Tom - Spotsylvania, VA

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                          • Originally posted by Mcgyver View Post

                            presumably the bucket isn't the new bathroom?
                            The jug is for the stand up kind of bathroom call and the bucket, with liner bag, is for the sit down kind of bathroom call. No lady visitors wanted in my shop. That includes my wife. She still stops by once in a while 😁

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                            • Re machining (engineering change) a Chinese checking fixture for a stamping company in Mexico, from Canada. It will also be the last thing I machine at work for the foreseeable future as my layoff begins when this job is done (probably staying until around 22:00). Could see this coming for the last few weeks, but I'd rather go first and let some other guys stay on a bit longer. I've only worked 30 hours in the last 2 weeks, so I've been losing money not going on EI, but just trying to keep some jobs going out the door. The final nail was the recent firearm reclassification which essentially killed a long running job we had, and were in the middle of re tooling for a design change. Was really looking forward to that job for some challenging 4th axis work.

                              On the bright side, I finally get that spring vacation that I've been wanting the past few years for to get some outdoor projects around the house done . I'm also going to really clean up my garage shop so I can actually DO stuff in there. Expect some shop pics soon. The boat launches and golf courses are still closed, so there's nothing else to tempt me away lol.



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                              • I cut down 7 trees with my new Stihl chainsaw

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