Usb magnifier

Great bit of kit, bought from Ebay, but plastic lens was very poor.
knoba - usb magnifier

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Lens taken from broken camera, ground diameter with diamond disk.
knoba - usb magnifier

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Maplin drill converted cable entry to 2.5dc connector.
knoba - usb magnifier

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Optic holding flange (white plastic); increased the depth to suit new lens with diamond disk.
knoba - usb magnifier

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My “goto” tool for component markings.
knoba - usb magnifier

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knoba - usb magnifier

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Wood seasoning rack

North facing, sheltered from; light, heat, rain & infestation.
knoba - wood seasoning rack

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Rack is made from recycled; forklift pallet, aluminium chairs, twin wall polycarbonate. 316 stainless wire (new). Ground below good for spalting.
knoba - wood seasoning rack

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I make my own log sealer from old water based interior emulsion & PVA glue.
knoba - wood seasoning rack

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Sunglass modding

Ebay, China.
knoba - sunglass modding

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Added some extra bits to those above. Rubbers on lenses stop scratches.
knoba - sunglass modding

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Ebay, China. Added…
knoba - sunglass modding

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some leather and stainless steel.
knoba - sunglass modding

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Ebay, China. Into…
knoba - sunglass modding

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Mrs B. next door (she’s 94), gave me her prescription glasses.
knoba - sunglass modding

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Carving gouges

Started off with 6 rust pitted Firmers & a double bevel.
knoba - Carving gouges

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5 straight flute carving gouges.
knoba - Carving gouges

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Steel courtesy of; Addis, Ward & Payne, Record, Sorby, Belle, Brades (many thanks).
knoba - Carving gouges

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Fishtail spoon gouge
knoba - Carving gouges

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Required some re-forging, shaping, polishing, hardening, tempering, pickling, re-polishing & stropping
knoba - Carving gouges

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Reverse bevel straight gouge
knoba - Carving gouges

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From double bevel; (as with all others) required shaping, polishing, hardening, tempering, pickling, re-polishing & stropping
knoba - Carving gouges

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Reverse bevel straight gouge for doing inside socket of mortise gauge (for example)
knoba - Carving gouges

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Diamond hone for soles
knoba - Carving gouges

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Newly turned handles and ferrules. Danish oiled & waxed.
knoba - Carving gouges

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Shaped a slip stone for carving chisels including “V” gouges
knoba - Carving gouges

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knoba - Carving gouges

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knoba – Tool tang drill bit

knoba – Spur drive

knoba – Head knives

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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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Chop saw mitre framing jig

Easy to make (ply & baton) checks accuracy of chopsaw 90° cut
knoba - Chop saw mitre framing jig

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1 joint 1 cut, or, 2 joints 1 cut…
knoba - Chop saw mitre framing jig

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Perfect.
knoba - Chop saw mitre framing jig

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Link to CAD file below
knoba - Chop saw mitre framing jig

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knoba – Chop Saw Mitre Framing Jig – 2017.dxf

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Font path listing bash script for xorg.conf

FreeBSD 11 here. knoba – XFontPaths.sh – 2016 (link below)
knoba - font path listing bash script for xorg.conf

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Output file.
knoba - font path listing bash script for xorg.conf

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File attributes (-rwxr-x—) “sh XFontPaths.sh” to execute.
knoba - font path listing bash script for xorg.conf

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#!/bin/sh

ls -d /usr/local/share/fonts/*/ > ~/fontpath.txt;
sed -e 's/^/zFontPath "/' ~/fontpath.txt > ~/afontpath.txt;
tr 'z' '\t' < ~/afontpath.txt > ~/bfontpath.txt;
sed -e "s|$|\"|" ~/bfontpath.txt > ~/xfontpath.txt


rm ~/fontpath.txt;
rm ~/afontpath.txt;
rm ~/bfontpath.txt;

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knoba – XFontPaths.sh – 2016

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