Tool tang drill bit

Almost any steel will do. 7mm o/d, 2 straight flutes, 1/4″ increment depth marks
knoba - Tool tang drill bit

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Used in lathe, with new handles. Enlarge to fit individuals tangs…
knoba - Tool tang drill bit

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4° included taper (as per machine taper)
knoba - Tool tang drill bit

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Can easily remove shank for re-tempering. Link to CAD file below
knoba - Tool tang drill bit

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Wiki – Machine taper

knoba – Tool Tang Drill Bit – 2017.dxf

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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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Not bosch’s HSS twist drill bits for plastic

knoba - not boschs hss twist drill bits for plastic

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Tip angle 60°, flat 4° rake, clearance angle 12°
knoba - not boschs hss twist drill bits for plastic

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Plier Rack

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The Plastics Distributor and Fabricator – Drill Grind Geometry

knoba – Plier Rack

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Keats plate

Keats plate

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For holding round stock (jaw can be reversed for larger diameters).
Keats plate

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knoba – dividing plate for pillar drill

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