Metalwork mallets

large diameter heads & long reach heads in double wedge, round & flat
knoba - metalwork mallets

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Heads are home grown & seasoned holly, wedges are mahogany & handles are beech.
knoba - metalwork mallets

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Handles turned from old table legs, spoke shaved ovoid, danish oiled and burnished smooth with 00 wire wool.
knoba - metalwork mallets

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Added extra weight with heated and shrunk rings
knoba - metalwork mallets

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3 smaller mallets, beech dowel handles, holly heads.
knoba - metalwork mallets

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All heads danish oil soaked in poly bag, finish left on heads
knoba - metalwork mallets

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knoba - metalwork mallets

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knoba - metalwork mallets

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Materials:
Large heads: 2 x 125x50 mm o/d (5"x2" o/d) holly
Long reach heads: 2 x 180x40 mm o/d (7"x1 1/2" o/d) holly
Small heads: 3 x 100x32 mm o/d (4"x1 1/4" o/d) holly
Large head handles: 2 x 280x40 mm o/d (11"x1 1/2" o/d) beech
Long reach head handles: 2 x 325x40 mm o/d (12 1/4"x1 1/2" o/d) beech
Small head handles: 3 x 330x15 mm o/d (13"x19/32" o/d) beech
Danish oil
00 Wire wool

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Wood-database.com – holly & beech

Colron – refined danish oil

Liberon – steel wool

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Tool throat LED

CAD stick-on templates, polycarbonate sheet & LED module
knoba - tool throat LED

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Module detail, 240v ac in, 20w out
knoba - tool throat LED

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All 8 holes drilled, cut out centre with fret saw/coping saw
knoba - tool throat LED

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Machined with laminate trimmer (small router)
knoba - tool throat LED

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All cleaned up. Lens (top), body (left) & module (right).
knoba - tool throat LED

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Very slim profile, very bright.
knoba - tool throat LED

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knoba - tool throat LED

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What’s in the CAD file…
knoba - tool throat LED

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Materials:
1 x 75x50x10 mm (3"x2"x3/8") polycarbonate sheet
1 x 75x50x3 mm (3"x2"x1/8") polycarbonate sheet
4 x M3x20 mm (1/8"x3/4") pan head machine screws
2 x lengths 7/0.2mm insulted wire (to suit connection distance)
1 x length heat shrink (to suit connection distance)
1 x small cable tie

nb. plastic sheet was recycled from computer monitor diffusers

Note: 1Amp in line fuse on live side. Use dpdt if switched.

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knoba - tool throat LED

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knoba – Tool throat LED – 2018.dxf

Ebay – Smart IC Driver 20W LED COB 220V

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Spool winder unwinder

Takes many sized spools
knoba - spool winder unwinder

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knoba - spool winder unwinder

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knoba - spool winder unwinder

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Wire holder & hex key holder
knoba - spool winder unwinder

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Adjustable friction clutch
knoba - spool winder unwinder

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What’s in the CAD file…
knoba - spool winder unwinder

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Materials:
1 x 142x100x6 mm (5 5/8"x4"x1/4") plate/sheet mild steel
2 x 50x80x3 mm (2"x3 1/8"x1/8") plate/sheet mild steel
4 x m5x12 mm (3/16"x1/2") socket head bzp machine screws
4 x 12mm (1/2") o/d rubber stick on feet
2 x 25x30 mm (1"x1 1/4") nylon 6-6
3 x M6 (1/4") stainless steel penny washers
1 x M6 (1/4") felt, penny washer size
1 x M6 (1/4") conical spring
1 x M6 (1/4") thumb wheel
2 x M4 (3/16") grub screws
1 x M6 (1/4") circlip, or e-clip, or any other axial load shaft retainer
1 x 250x6 mm (10"x1/4") stainless steel bar
Some paint
& a handle (wood, metal, I used beads for jewellery)

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knoba – spool winder unwinder – 2018.dxf

knoba – thunb wheel jig

Rapid electronics – stick on rubber feet

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Chainsaw horse

Made from recycled wooden pallets, folds flat.
knoba - chainsaw horse

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What’s in the CAD file…
knoba - chainsaw horse

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Materials:
3 x wood fork lift pallets;
12 x 115x92x16mm
8 x 114x70x16mm
24 x 2 1/2"x10 stainless wood screws
3 x m10x80mm stainless coach bolts
3 x m10 bzp nyloc nuts
6 x m10 stainless penny washers

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knoba – chain saw horse – 2018.dxf

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3in1 metal working machine extras

Acquired a bare 3in1 metalwork machine (bends, cuts, rolls).
knoba - Rlc switches

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Machine needed a sturdy base.
knoba - Rlc switches

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Detail in the CAD file below
knoba - Rlc switches

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Chassis finished.
knoba - Rlc switches

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Made a shelf to catch cut sheet from perforated aluminium.
knoba - Rlc switches

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Shelf being trialled.
knoba - Rlc switches

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knoba - Rlc switches

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Machine on base.
knoba - Rlc switches

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I make tool socks for my equipment.
knoba - Rlc switches

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Elastic stitch, eyelet, nylon cord and plastic holder thing.
knoba - Rlc switches

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Keeps tooling with the machine for adjustment / maintenance.
knoba - Rlc switches

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I also make covers for my equipment. Poly cotton.
knoba - Rlc switches

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Detail in the CAD file below
knoba - Rlc switches

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Identical scales on both slip roll adjusters. Machined from ally.
knoba - Rlc switches

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Stamped & levelled thread bottoms so both top settings match.
knoba - Rlc switches

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Added a fence carrier to keep it with the machine.
knoba - Rlc switches

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Ready for work, or storage.
knoba - Rlc switches

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Materials:
1.5m x 50mm x 6mm f/s
6.0m x 50mm x 3mm shs
1m x 2mm x 12mm i/d chs
4 x castors
4 x M10 Bolts x 50mm
12 x M12 Bolts x 70mm
4 x M10 Washers
12 x M12 Washers
4 x M10 Square Weldnuts
12 x M12 Hex Weldnuts
8 x 50mm x 50mm Black Square Plastic End Caps
Paint, Direct to metal, light blue
Polycotton 2m x 1.1m 
Polyester Thread
2.5m Ball chain

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Clarke – SBR760 3 in 1 Sheet Metal Machine

knoba – 3in1 metal working machine stand – 2017.dxf

knoba – 3in1 metal working machine cover – 2017.dxf

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Carved Tudor Rose

Butt jointed (no tongues or biscuits) well seasoned knotty pine
knoba - Carved Tudor Rose

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Marking out guide for Rose design
knoba - Carved Tudor Rose

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Starting in, must have tea…
knoba - Carved Tudor Rose

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Fleshed out.
knoba - Carved Tudor Rose

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Did not have the right carving gouges for this size work
knoba - Carved Tudor Rose

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Stopped project to make some better size gouges…
knoba - Carved Tudor Rose

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3 sepals left to go
knoba - Carved Tudor Rose

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36″ o/d x 1.75″ thick. 120+ hours.
knoba - Carved Tudor Rose

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Enjoyed those little sepals
knoba - Carved Tudor Rose

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Boss in centre is for a light pattress (it’s a ceiling rose)
knoba - Carved Tudor Rose

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knoba - Carved Tudor Rose

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Danish oiled then wire wool and waxed
knoba - Carved Tudor Rose

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Turned magnetic Beech fixing covers
knoba - Carved Tudor Rose

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On my ceiling, sub rosa
knoba - Carved Tudor Rose

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Colron – Danish Oil, Wire wool & Finishing wax

Pfeil – Carving tools

knoba – Carved picture frame

knoba – Carving gouges

knoba – Gym mirror

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Carved picture frame

Inner panel was gifted to me, so made this frame for it…
knoba - Carved picture frame

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Frame is 13×12″, Sycamore maple, walnut oil & beeswax finish
knoba - Carved picture frame

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4mm Rosewood dowels in mitres. Carved in a celtic style.
knoba - Carved picture frame

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Wood-database.com – Sycamore Maple

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Ac Power Supply

Aluminium frame pattern for recycled multitap transformer
knoba - Ac Power Supply

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Transformer core shaping buck
knoba - Ac Power Supply

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Frame made
knoba - Ac Power Supply

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knoba - Ac Power Supply

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Donor psu…
knoba - Ac Power Supply

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Ac system internals in
knoba - Ac Power Supply

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240vac @ 50Hz in: 1, 3, 6, 9 & 12vac @ 50Hz out
knoba - Ac Power Supply

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Illuminated the meter.
knoba - Ac Power Supply

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New laminated fascia (cad file below)
knoba - Ac Power Supply

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New laminated meter scale (cad file below)
knoba - Ac Power Supply

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Schematics (Fritzing file below)
knoba - Ac Power Supply

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knoba – Ac Power Supply – Fascia – 2016.dxf

knoba – Ac Power Supply – Meter Scale – 2016.dxf

knoba – Ac Power Supply – Schematic – 2016.fzz

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Nogging master for arched wood roofs

Component parts overview…
knoba - Nogging master - 01

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2″ by 2″ softwood, M8 coachbolts.
knoba - Nogging master - 02

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Assembled.
knoba - Nogging master - 03

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Folds up.
knoba - Nogging master - 04

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Machined a nice thumb nut for it from aluminium.
knoba - Nogging master - 05

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Nogging master measuring dwang geometry…
knoba - Nogging master - 06

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Place on timber (3″ x 2″ here), mark & cut!
knoba - Nogging master - 07

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knoba - Nogging master - 08

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Notes.
• Perlins can be continuous or split form.
• Saves time.
• Eliminates waste, cost & mistakes.
• Inexpensive & easy to make.

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*** Mk2 incorporates the “Plate Pilot” for accurate ‘birds mouths’ on the wall plate / 1st perlins nogging.

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Ford transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

Original gear lever assembly
knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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Pin and spherical part (some chrome alloy) may have been brazed
knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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Welded & machined assembly adds an extra 20mm to the selector end
knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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Gearbox housing spacer cast and machined from aluminium
knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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Completed assembly reduces top-end throws from 6″, to 4″ ~ 33% reduction.
knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba – metal casting furnace

knoba – ball turning fixture for lathe

Wiki – Lever

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Leather strap cutter

For cutting stiff leathers into parallel strips (belts, straps,etc.)…
knoba - Leather strap cutter

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Mostly made from Iroko & stainless steel.
knoba - Leather strap cutter

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knoba - Leather strap cutter

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knoba - Leather strap cutter

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knoba - Leather strap cutter

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knoba - Leather strap cutter

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knoba – Leather strap cutter – 2015.dxf (link below)
knoba - Leather strap cutter

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knoba – Leather strap cutter – 2015.dxf

knoba – Adjustable Dowel Jig

Wood Database – Iroko

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Emery roll dispenser

Made out of scraps around the workshop: 4mm & 6mm plywood, 10x26mm pine, 4mm rosewood dowels, stainless steel sheet, mild steel pins, nylon 66, brass rivets with a linseed oil finish…
knoba - Emery roll dispenser

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A little flourish around the hinge area…
knoba - Emery roll dispenser

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Nylon feed rollers.
knoba - Emery roll dispenser

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Sprung cams trap the emery, but allow it to be pulled out easily
knoba - Emery roll dispenser

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Lids are hinged for refills…
knoba - Emery roll dispenser

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Now fitted with the added possibility of a tea shelf…
knoba - Emery roll dispenser

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knoba – Emery Roll Dispenser – 2015.dxf (link below)
knoba - Emery roll dispenser

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knoba – Emery Roll Dispenser – 2015.dxf

knoba – Folding bar

WorkShopShed – Home site

Homemadetools.net – Online tool maker community

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Knurling copier & profiler

Single wheel knurler; mild steel, high tensile steel, stainless steel & brass.
knoba - knurling copier & profiler

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Filed, drilled, reamed & bevelled. Captivated dowels & countersunk bolts.
knoba - knurling copier & profiler

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Lever stops the sacrificial nut & bolt from elongating the body…
knoba - knurling copier & profiler

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knoba - knurling copier & profiler

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Used on a tool post, near the tailstock off a live centre, profiles, formers & patterns can be made from silver steel…
knoba - knurling copier & profiler

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knoba – Knurling Copier & Profiler – 2015.dxf (link below)
knoba - knurling copier & profiler

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knoba – Knurling Copier & Profiler – 2015.dxf

West Yorkshire Steel – Silver steel.pdf

Ebay.co.uk – Stainless Steel Dowel 3x12mm

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Welding turn table

Made from a garden table & a Haag-Streit Bern Keratometer
knoba - welding turn table

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The base unit already had a superb height adjustment mechanism…
knoba - welding turn table

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The lower platter can turn independently of the the top one, be removed or be used as a rest…
knoba - welding turn table

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It disassembles easily because it has to stay outside.
knoba - welding turn table

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Some lovely engineering and workmanship went into this…
knoba - welding turn table

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knoba - welding turn table

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There was a lot of brass machining on this project
knoba - welding turn table

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knoba - welding turn table

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Fortunately, I didn’t have to make the wire…
knoba - welding turn table

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Specifics & details all in the cad file…
knoba - welding turn table

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knoba – Welding turn table – 2015.dxf (link below)
knoba - welding turn table

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Haag-streit – Medical technology group

knoba – Welding turn table – 2015.dxf

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Toothed drive centre

Sprung loaded silver steel single point captivated by m4 grub screw
knoba - toothed drive centre

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Arbor machined to fit one of my 5c lathe collets
knoba - toothed drive centre

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knoba - toothed drive centre

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knoba – Toothed drive centre – 2015.dxf (link below)
knoba - toothed drive centre

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knoba – Toothed drive centre – 2015.dxf

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Desktop bookends

1.5mm 304 brushed Stainless steel.
knoba - desktop bookends

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knoba - desktop bookends

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knoba - desktop bookends

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knoba - desktop bookends

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knoba - desktop bookends

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Current reading list…
knoba - desktop bookends

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knoba – Desktop Bookends – xcf.zip (link below)
knoba - desktop bookends

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knoba – Desktop Bookends – xcf.zip (link below)
knoba - desktop bookends

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knoba – Desktop Bookends – xcf.zip

knoba – Folding bar

Bahco – Smooth cut files

Snap-on – File handles

Smith and Arrow – Disc abrasives

Makita – 5″ Angle grinders

HSE – Pickling paste

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Wood carving mallet

Made from stock; copper, holly & cherry…
knoba - wood carving mallet

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knoba - wood carving mallet

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The wood database – European Cherry

The wood database – English Holly

Matweb – Copper datasheet

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Lathe chuck spider

Magnetic lathe chuck spider provides reference face for repeat cuts.
knoba - lathe chuck spider

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Another one for my 4 jaw chuck (material is 5083 aluminium 15mm thick & 3mm x 3mm neodymium magnets).
knoba - lathe chuck spider

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The spider also helps with work-holding when turning small parts.
knoba - lathe chuck spider

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knoba – Lathe chuck spider – 2015.dxf (link below)
knoba - lathe chuck spider

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knoba – Lathe chuck spider – 2015.dxf

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Concrete post finials

Finished finial for these 4″ concrete posts…
knoba - concrete post finials

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Metal brackets (the 3 shown in centre of picture) allow the finials to slide on
knoba - concrete post finials

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Countersunk to accept screws into the wood on top
knoba - concrete post finials

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Body was made more durable by gluing the wood perpendicular to each other
knoba - concrete post finials

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B&Q – Wooden Post Cap

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Leather Edge Bevellers

Made from medium carbon steel, brass & spalted cherry.
knoba - leather edge bevellers

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knoba - leather edge bevellers

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knoba - leather edge bevellers

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Adjustable dowel & drilling jig

Used for drilling blind holes, in matched faces, for dowelling metal or wood assemblies.
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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125mm x 127mm x 15mm 5083 Aluminium Plate
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Glued on cad template (link below)
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Optical centre punch (link below)
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Centre drilled used as fluffer (minimizes deflection) prior to pilot drilling
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Pilot drill all holes 3mm
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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6mm drill
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Cut out profile
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Filed. A good selection of files helps; the dreadnought type is especially good on aluminium.
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Cleaned up a little more
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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…and a little more
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Homemade edge chamferer/deburrer from an old three square file
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Drilling ready for threading m12 inserts
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Threading
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Countersinking
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Inserts: centre drilling
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Countersinking a relief to stop the slot in the screw snaping the twist drill used in the next operation
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Drilling to finish size
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Stamping sizes on the heads (there are 5 different sized inserts in my set)…
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Inserts fit nice…
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Insert needs to be below the surface on both sides
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Main body finished & inserts finished.
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Marking out the fences for the tool
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Cutting the parts
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Drilled, tapped,assembled to slider blocks and lapped flat
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Wallop….
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Underside
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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knoba – Adjustable Dowel Jig – 2015.dxf (link below)
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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knoba – Adjustable Dowel Jig – 2015.dxf

knoba – Optical centre punch

knoba – Dewalt chop saw mods

Wiki – 5083 aluminium alloy

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Optical centre punch

View of the CAD file & assembled materials (brass, medium carbon steel & acrylic)…
knoba - optical centre punch

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All machined to stated dimensions.
knoba - optical centre punch

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Loupes’ internal bore has been reamed.
knoba - optical centre punch

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Polished rings at ends and grained through body for finish & finger grip.
knoba - optical centre punch

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Recess for rubber ‘o-ring’ to stop the loupe slipping out of position.
knoba - optical centre punch

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Centre punch is being soaked (the punch is at the front & the bits at the back are for another project).
knoba - optical centre punch

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Punch is going to be quenched in old engine oil.
knoba - optical centre punch

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View through loupes’ optic.
knoba - optical centre punch

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CAD drawing below is for another project and the reason I wanted to make this tool.
knoba - optical centre punch

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O-ring fitted and held in place with epoxy glue.
knoba - optical centre punch

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Tool needs a case to protect the optic and keep the tool together.
knoba - optical centre punch

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Looking forward to using it for the next project…
knoba - optical centre punch

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knoba - optical centre punch

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Cross-hairs were scored on the lathe and highlighted with a blue sharpie pen.
knoba - optical centre punch

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knoba - optical centre punch

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knoba – Optical Centre Punch – 2015.dxf (link below)
knoba - optical centre punch

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knoba – Optical Centre Punch – 2015.dxf (updated)

With thanks to “PJ’s” at PJ’s – Home

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Head knives

Head knives for cutting & skiving leatherwork.
knoba - head knives

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Made from spalted silver birch, brass & medium carbon steel alloy, mirror polished with beeswax finish.
knoba - head knives

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Donor steel from old saw blade (old non tct blade). Took 2 teeth off to see if the metal could be hardened.
knoba - head knives

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Heated both teeth to cherry for 3 min, quenched one & left other to cool.
knoba - head knives

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My quenching bucket. Spark tests (grinding) on the 2 teeth gave good results.
knoba - head knives

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Cleaned up both sides with abrasives (flap wheels, silicon carbide discs, etc.).
knoba - head knives

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Stuck my templates to the blade…
knoba - head knives

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Cut them out with angle grinder.
knoba - head knives

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Centre marked a sharpening pivot point…
knoba - head knives

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Drilled that mark…
knoba - head knives

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Took off paper & made a sharpening jig for the belt sander.
knoba - head knives

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That’s how this is going to go…
knoba - head knives

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Sharpened & polished.
knoba - head knives

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Heated to cherry for 3 mins (12mm = 30mins soak time). Had to keep the torch moving to keep the blade hot over its entire surface.
knoba - head knives

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After quenching the blade but not the tang.
knoba - head knives

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Re-polished.
knoba - head knives

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Seasoned birch from my garden…
knoba - head knives

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Turned some handles for my blades…
knoba - head knives

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With thanks to Cap’n Eddie Castelin for his superb wood turning videos (link below).
knoba - head knives

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knoba - head knives

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knoba - head knives

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Machined up some brass ferrules and epoxied on.
knoba - head knives

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Tangs were tapered (4° included angle) to common machine taper specs (see link below)
knoba - head knives

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Very pleased with results, they feel great, strop well and hold a good wire!
knoba - head knives

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knoba – Leather Head Knives – xcf files – 2015.zip (link below)
knoba - head knives

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knoba – Leather Head Knives – xcf files – 2015.zip (link below)
knoba - head knives

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You tube – Cap’n Eddie Castelin

knoba – Leather Head Knives – xcf files – 2015.zip

Wiki – Machine taper

Wood Database – Silver birch

Colron – Refined Finishing Wax

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Leather Strops

Made from ‘belt leather’ & oak with rubber feet for sharpening my leatherwork tools.
knoba - leather strop

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Counter-bored recesses in oak base to secure these 6mm Ø x 3mm rubber feet.
knoba - leather strop

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Wood carving strop also from ‘belt leather’ with shaped edges. Both are impregnated with aluminium oxide polishing compound.
knoba - leather strop

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Rapid – Affix Self-Adhesive Black Rubber Feet

Wood Database – English Oak

Colron – Refined Finishing Wax

Abbey England – Leather supplies

Screwfix – Cutting Paste Bar 800g Grey

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Leather Edge Creaser

In stainless steel & brass, with beeswax finished silver birch handle…
knoba - Leather Edge Creaser

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Tool is used for making a style line or stitching line…
knoba - Leather Edge Creaser

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knoba - Leather Edge Creaser

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knoba - Leather Edge Creaser

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knoba - Leather Edge Creaser

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knoba – Leather Edge Creaser – 2015.dxf (link below)
knoba - Leather Edge Creaser

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knoba – Leather Edge Creaser – 2015.dxf

The wood database – Silver Birch

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All CAD files are in dxf format, are free to download, use & are virus free. All links are genuine. I do not keep logs on anyone or anything. Make stuff…

Window grills

To protect a pair of period glazed windows from ball impact strikes.
knoba - window mesh

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Low profile, near hinge side, allows window to open without impediment.
knoba - window mesh

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Upright frame sections take loading from the arched mesh and dissipate shocks.
knoba - window mesh

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Frames will be fitted with only the top laterals fixed (m5 countersunks).
knoba - window mesh

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knoba - window mesh

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Balling achieved by melting ends with TIG.
knoba - window mesh

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knoba - window mesh

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Single sided adhesive closed cell foam tape (20mm x 1.5mm).
knoba - window mesh

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knoba - window mesh

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Homemade tucking fork used to shape the open wire ends.
knoba - window mesh

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Wooden buck used to profile the weldmesh.
knoba - window mesh

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knoba – Window Mesh – 2015.dxf (link below)
knoba - window mesh

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knoba – Window Mesh – 2015.dxf

Parker Steel – 20 X 3mm Mild Steel Flat

Parker Steel – 2″ X 2″ X 10G GALV Weldmesh Sheet

Ebay – Black Single Sided Foam Tape Closed Cell 20mm Wide x 1.5mm Thick

Ebay – m5 Countersunk Pozi Machine Screws

Screwfix – No Nonsense Timber Decking Oil Clear 5Ltr

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Leather Burnisher

In Iroko & brass, with polished waxed finish…
knoba - leather burnisher

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Colron – Refined Finishing Wax

The wood database – Iroko

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Axe sheath

Leather axe sheath with riveted seam & popper fastening…
knoba - axe sheath

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knoba - axe sheath

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knoba - axe sheath

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Estwing – Carpenter hatchet (discontinued?)

Ebay – Jean studs

Ebay – 15mm snap fastener

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Garden Arch

Made from fencing panels (bent by kerf cutting laterals).
knoba - garden arch

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Supported by an external welded steel framework (30mm x 8mm x 30 meters).
knoba - garden arch

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3m wide x 3m high (3.6m from bottom of steps).
knoba - garden arch
Now home to a sweet flowering Jasmine.

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Theflowerexpert.com – Jasmine

Parker Steel – 30 X 8mm Mild Steel Flat

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Concrete path

I really need to sort out this concrete path…
knoba - concrete path

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Sliced up paving slabs will provide form-work. Can be left in situ as a feature.
knoba - concrete path

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Diamond disc cutter…
knoba - concrete path

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Impromptu slab sizing jig fixed to trestle…
knoba - concrete path

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Stone bevelling jig…
knoba - concrete path

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Cut to size, bevelled edges and stuck with industrial adhesive.
knoba - concrete path

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Right side up (cut face), looks good…
knoba - concrete path

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Form-work laid to pegged-out levels. Can pour concrete as individual panels, as and when.
knoba - concrete path

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Panel centre features; molds made out of cement, water and a little PVA glue.
knoba - concrete path

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Pattern mold made from coke bottle and a pen top lid…
knoba - concrete path

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Using crayon as a release agent…
knoba - concrete path

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Cement mix poured on top of mold to produce an inverted pattern…
knoba - concrete path

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Wood block stuck to back of inverted pattern as a handle…
knoba - concrete path

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Mix for medallions: 1 sand, 1 cement, 1 iron filings…
knoba - concrete path

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Inverted pattern into tube, mixture packed in & pressed out…
knoba - concrete path

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Wet medallions…
knoba - concrete path

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Dry medallions (to be used as a centre feature in each panel)…
knoba - concrete path

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Alternate panels poured (so I can work on each one without stepping on a previous wet panel)…
knoba - concrete path

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Medallions were pressed in after tamping & striking each panel.
knoba - concrete path

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Mix for panels: 1,3,3 (cement, sharp sand, ballast).
knoba - concrete path

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Bostik.co.uk – Gripfill adhesive

Source4me – Concrete mix calculator

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Bearing puller

Disc can be drilled to suit other similar applications as need arises.
knoba - bearing puller

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Forum – Homemadetools.net

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Sausage handle Router jig

Designed in CAD & transposed, with the datum lines, to 3/4″ plywood template.
knoba - sausage handle router jig

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Makes repeatable side hand-holds…
knoba - sausage handle router jig

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LibreCAD – Open Source 2D-CAD

Dewalt – DW331K Heavy Duty Top Handle Jigsaw

Freud – 1/2″ (dia.) bearing flush trim bit

Freud – 3/8″ Radius rounding over bit

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Machinery dust covers

knoba - machinery dust sheet covers

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knoba - machinery dust sheet covers

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knoba - machinery dust sheet covers

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Covers made from Polyester Cotton. Properties: strong, durable, breathable, good wear resistance, washable, dries quickly, moisture absorbing, light weight, inexpensive, easy to sew.

Hems are weighted with stainless steel ball chain.

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Sewessential.co.uk – Polyester Cotton Material

Ebay – Ball chain

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playstation game rack

knoba - ps2 game disc holder

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knoba - ps2 game disc holder

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Half blind sliding dovetails make the rack ‘flat-packable’ without using any fasteners or tools.
knoba - ps2 game disc holder

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knoba – Game holder – 2007.dxf (link below)
knoba - ps2 game disc holder

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knoba – Game holder – 2007.dxf

Wood-database.com – Iroko

Colron – Refined Finishing Wax

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Tig filler rod dispensers

Made from 50mm x 3m Waste pipe & 50mm Socket plugs.

Tig filler rod dispensers

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TIG trolley was specifically designed to use these tubes.

Tig filler rod dispensers

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BES – Water Waste Solvent Weld Pipe & Fittings

knoba – TIG trolley

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Leather wallets for rasps

knoba - leather wallets for rasps

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knoba - leather wallets for rasps

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Cromwell – Bastard rasp

Cromwell – Saftey wooden file handle

Ebay – 15mm snap fastener

Pfaff – select 3.0 sewing machine

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Tap & die box

Made from mahogany and aluminium angle.

Tap & die box

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Lettering done by overstamping on a paper printout.

Tap & die box

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knoba – Tap & Die Box – 2009.dxf (link below)

Tap & die box

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OSG – Taps & dies

knoba – Tap & Die Box – 2009.dxf

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one-hand temporary earthed bench power outlet

%22one-hand%22 temporary earthed bench power outlet

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Hooks over the desk/bench edge.

%22one-hand%22 temporary earthed bench power outlet

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%22one-hand%22 temporary earthed bench power outlet

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Made out of an old ATX computer case…

%22one-hand%22 temporary earthed bench power outlet

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Ends were shaped over a wooden buck/form

%22one-hand%22 temporary earthed bench power outlet

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ilovefreegle.org – Free stuff & community recycling

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computer

Screwdriver Rack

Screwdriver Rack

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Screwdriver Rack

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Screwdriver Rack

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Screwdriver Rack

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Screwdriver Rack

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Screwdriver Rack

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Screwdriver Rack

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Screwdriver Rack

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Screwdriver Rack

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knoba – Screwdriver Rack – 2014.dxf (link below)
Screwdriver Rack

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Perspex – Fluorescent Cast Acrylic Neptune Blue 7T97

knoba – Screwdriver Rack – 2014.dxf

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Solder Fume Extractor Mk2

Solder Fume Extractor Mk2

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Solder Fume Extractor Mk2

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Solder Fume Extractor Mk2

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Solder Fume Extractor Mk2

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Solder Fume Extractor Mk2

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Solder Fume Extractor Mk2

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Solder Fume Extractor Mk2

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Solder Fume Extractor Mk2

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Solder Fume Extractor Mk2

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Alcotec – Aluminum Filler Alloy Selection Chart.pdf

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Plier Rack for electronics bench

Plier Rack

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Plier Rack

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Plier Rack

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Plier Rack

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Plier Rack

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Plier Rack

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Plier Rack

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Plier Rack

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Upgraded: 25mm x 2mm self adhesive foam strips for tweezer base
Plier Rack

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Plier Rack

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knoba – Plier Rack – 2014.dxf (link below)
Plier Rack

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Perspex – Fluorescent Cast Acrylic Neptune Blue 7T97

knoba – Plier Rack – 2014.dxf

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Minolta 49mm T mount for telescope

Machined from: nylon 6-6, 304 stainless steel (31.7mm o/d) & epoxied to a 49mm Hoya filter body.

Minolta 49mm T mount for telescope

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Minolta 49mm T mount for telescope

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Minolta 49mm T mount for telescope

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Minolta 49mm T mount for telescope

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Stargazers Lounge

Wiki – Nylon 6-6

Wiki – Stainless steel

Hoya – Filters

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Printer station

Steel tubular spine allows platters to swivel. On castors.

Printer station

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ilovefreegle.org

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Boxing speed bag

boxing speed bag

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boxing speed bag

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boxing speed bag

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Oak drum, 45mm o/d x 4.2mm wall mild steel tube & plate, Stainless fixings. Weighs in @ 22kg

boxing speed bag

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boxing speed bag

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boxing speed bag

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Turner Sports – Quality Red Vinyl Speedball with Swivel

Speed bag forum

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Sealey SM5 Metal Bandsaw mods

Made benchtop feet, completely serviced & repainted.

Bandsaw mods

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Improved vice: precision pin lock for 90° cuts & ‘one-hand’ quick lock for angles.

Bandsaw mods

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Improved “stock stop” for repeat cuts.

Bandsaw mods

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Bandsaw mods

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Bandsaw mods

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Bandsaw mods

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Sealey – SM5 Metal Cutting Bandsaw

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Garden table

Garden table from cable drum (freegle).

Garden table

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Garden table

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ilovefreegle.org

Ronseal – Decking oil

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BBQ

Bbq from free-cycled gas tanks (propane & helium).

BBQ

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BBQ

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BBQ

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BBQ

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BBQ

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ilovefreegle.org

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Hardware in brass & stainless
Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Custom made stainless hardware including 4 link hinges
Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Solar array
Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Sand blasting mechanicals
Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Full grain leather hide
Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Worth it!

Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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knoba – Kitchen Unit – 2009.dxf

knoba – Transit rear bumper – 2013.dxf

knoba – Pressure pot sandblaster

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Electronics workbench

Electronics workbench

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Electronics workbench

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Electronics workbench

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Electronics workbench

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Electronics workbench

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Test lead hooks made from 304 stainless steel.
Electronics workbench

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Changeable point live center

Changeable point live center

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knoba - Changeable point live center

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knoba – Changeable point Live Center – 2014.dxf

Skf – 7202 Angular contact ball bearings, single row

Wikipedia – Nylon 6-6

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