Workshop extractor

Intake side. Made from aluminium.
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Exhaust side. Enclosure made from 304 stainless steel, plywood & galv weldmesh.
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240v Torin Sifan extractor, centrifugal fan. Fabricated wall interface.
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3 developments. Mallet formed. Pop riveted & silicon seams. Cad file below.
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Removable grill made from plywood & weldmesh.
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Hardwood former (1st) used for hammer forming intake cowling
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Hardwood former (2nd) used for hammer forming intake cowling
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Hardwood former (3rd) used for hammer forming intake cowling
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First phase complete. To do: trim edges & fold over returns…
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Softwood former (4th) used for hammer forming edges of intake cowling
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Needed to make a tucking fork for this operation
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Front side.
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Back side.
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Power. Extractor is quiet & very powerful.
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Materials:
(FAN)
1 x Extractor fan
1 x Wall interface plate (1.5mm galvanised sheet)
1/8" pop rivets
Rawlplugs
6 x 12x2" stainless steel self tapers
6 x m8 stainless steel washers

(ENCLOSURE)
1 x 4'x4'x1.0mm 304 stainless steel sheet
1/8" pop rivets
Silicone sealant
1/2" closed cell foam sound insulation
High temp spray glue
10mm mild steel bar
2 x m6 stainless steel button cap bolts
2 x m6 stainless steel washers
Plywood
Weldmesh

(INTAKE)
2.0mm 6 series aluminium sheet
Grab adhesive

(ELECTRICAL)
240v metal clad switched outlet with light (5Amp fuse)
Metal clad surface mount backbox
22mm (7/8") through hole rubber grommets
1.0mm twin & earth cable
Rawl plugs
Screws
Earth sleeving
Trunking
Cable ties

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Torin-sifan – Ddn200-180a Extractor

Sassda – Stainless Steel

Rivetwise – Pop (blind) rivets

MK Electric – Commercial / domestic

Thor – Hammers & mallets

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knoba – Metalwork mallets

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Retro auto tool cabinets

Both cabinets made from recycled stuffs.

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Slotted angle and Dexion for the framework.

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An assortment of car badges collected over the years.

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Each cabinet is 1’x1’x3′ (300mm x 300mm x 915mm).

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This perspex had been hanging about for decades, finally found a spot.

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The wood is pine & machined from an old packing crate.

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The backs are from some old 5 gallon oil cans.

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I sprayed the shelves.

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Used for storing retro auto tooling.

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Materials (per unit):
2 x 1'x3' shelving sheets
2 x 1'x1' side shelving sheets
4 x 1"x2"x3' unequal slotted angle
4 x 1"x2"x1'unequal slotted angle
2 x 1'x1/4"x19" polycarbonate sheet
1 x 5gal oil drum skin
2 x 1 1/2"x1"x3' soft wood
Danish oil
6 x 8x1" countersunk woodscrews
8 x 1/4"x1" nuts, bolts & washers
Paint
Selection of badges
Strong double sided tape

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Dexion – Slotted angle

3m – Super strong double sided attachment tape

Paints4trade – Direct To Metal Paint

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Workshop smoke alarm

Switched smoke alarm for workshop. LED off indicates smoke alarm is active.

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LED flashing on indicates smoke alarm is deactivated.

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It can get a bit smoky in my workshop!
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Wiring.

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Schematic file below.

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Materials:
1 x Switch: 1A, spdt (single pole, double throw)
1 x Flashing blue LED: 10mm, 15mA, 3.2v
1 x 10mm LED holder/bezel
1 x Resistor: 470ohms, 1/4W
Wire: 7/0.2mm 
Small heatshrink tubing

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knoba – Workshop Smoke Alarm Schematic – 2018.fzz

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Fid

Made from well seasoned beech wood, danish oil finish.

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Used for leaded windows & stained glass work

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Wood-database.com – European Beech

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Claves

Made from East Indian Rosewood, oiled & waxed. 130x20mm.

BBQ

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BBQ

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knoba – Dropbox – Claves-02.mp3

Wood-database.com – East Indian Rosewood

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Cavity oil gun container

Made from an old plastic grease container and an original Shutz underseal can. I also had to shorten the gun pick-up pipe.
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Prevents rust in: chassis cavities, welded tube cavities, hard to reach internal cavities (internal wheel arch seams, etc.).
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Threaded connector is epoxied into the lid.
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I use from a 50:50 mix to 75:25 (oil:white spirit) mix. Soaks into seams, small gap filling, never really dries. Long lasting. Great value. Easy clean-up.
knoba - cavity oil gun container

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Tool trolley

Thrown out. Rubbermaid FG331600OWHT Food Prep Cart & some perforated aluminium baking trays.
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Converted to a tool trolley (crash cart). Better than any other OEM tooling cart I’ve ever seen. It won’t rust.
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Added some heavy duty handles (made from recycled aluminium scaffold poles). The extruded aluminium channel sections were recycled from a luton van.
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Fasteners are stainless steel self tapers / bolts & aluminium pop rivets
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I put a floor in it for large items.
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Fabricated some drawers for it. They can slide right out but are otherwise retained by the runner design.
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Different runner heights make it extremely adaptable.
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Its best asset is it can live outside. Other benefits; It won’t hold liquids (rain, oils, etc.). I can leave it empty, load it up with tools and work on my vehicles with a place to organise stuff I take off (airfilters, cam covers, trims, fasteners, etc.)
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Specs:
The cart holds up to 175 pounds.

Components are made of impact-resistant structural web plastic and are designed with soft, non-marking rounded corners

All casters are 5-inch non-marking, swivel-plate designed. Two locking wheels and two non-locking wheels make it easy to manoeuvre

Product Dimensions: 36"h x 36"l x 23"w

Shipping Weight: 52.4 pounds

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Rubbermaid – FG331600OWHT Food Prep Cart

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

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ABOUT:
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COPYRIGHT:
I’m not too bothered about copyright on my stuff (unless someone makes it a major pain for me not to be). Drawings, videos, sounds, images and texts are all originals & free to share. Items and ideas are mostly experiments, discoveries & happy accidents.

LIABILITY:
Machining, looking, getting up in the morning, etc. are all potentially hazardous activities. You are responsible for your own safety.

Invest in yourself & enjoy every day!

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Woodwork awl

Recycled from a well-worn & much favoured Stanley philips 201 screwdriver. Re-ground & oil stone honed with 4 sided point
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Awesome as a point awl (marking accurate; screw / drill points with brad point bits, flat bits & forstners)
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Stanley – hand tools

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Tool rings

Quick release rings for the tools on my electronics bench
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Made from the sprung stainless steel inserts from old car wiper blades (the rubber bit sometimes has these in it, ask at your local garage) & some 2.4mm stainless wire for the jump rings.
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Shaped with jewellery pliers
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Better than keyring style rings, these quickly lock into, and out of, place
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Materials:
1 x auto wiper blade insert (normally 2 in each rubber blade)
1 x 40x2.4 mm o/d stainless steel wire

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Metalwork mallets

large diameter heads & long reach heads in double wedge, round & flat
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Heads are home grown & seasoned holly, wedges are mahogany & handles are beech.
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Handles turned from old table legs, spoke shaved ovoid, danish oiled and burnished smooth with 00 wire wool.
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Added extra weight with heated and shrunk rings
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3 smaller mallets, beech dowel handles, holly heads.
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All heads danish oil soaked in poly bag, finish left on heads
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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
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Module detail, 240v ac in, 20w out
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All 8 holes drilled, cut out centre with fret saw/coping saw
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Machined with laminate trimmer (small router)
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All cleaned up. Lens (top), body (left) & module (right).
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Very slim profile, very bright.
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What’s in the CAD file…
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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 – 2018.dxf

Ebay – Smart IC Driver 20W LED COB 220V

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Coil winder stick

Made from mahogany, for loading with magnet wire, 500mm long
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A 2a variac core in for rewinding
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Materials:
1 x 524x25x6 mm (20 5/8"x1"x1/4") hardwood
note: use (feet, 1/2 yard) if imperial measurements preferred!

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Spool winder unwinder

Takes many sized spools
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Wire holder & hex key holder
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Adjustable friction clutch
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What’s in the CAD file…
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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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Via punches

Machined punches for brass through hole rivets
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Copper tracks had lifted, component had disintegrated, good repair, will use again!
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Refined the punches with; a taper, size i.d. & thumb nook
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Materials (per unit):
1 x 75x6 mm (3"x1/4") circular solid section stainless steel


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Thumb wheel jig

Jig & threaded blank
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Freshly machined thumb wheel blank
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Screw blank on underside of jig, locknut it, drill through one hole, use lock pin (silver coloured part), drill through other holes, deburr, fettle & smooth thumb wheel.
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Nice!
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What’s in the CAD file…
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Materials:
1 x 60x60x16 mild steel plate
1 x M12x80mm bzp bolt
1 x M6x40mm 12.9ht Socket cap bolt
1 x m6 washer
1 x m6 nut

1 x 13mmx32mm o/d, m6 threaded, 6 series Aluminium blank

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knoba – thumb wheel jig – 2018.dxf

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Chainsaw horse

Made from recycled wooden pallets, folds flat.
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What’s in the CAD file…
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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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Bobbin spool keepers

Threads on bobbins, threads on spools, all very messy.
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stick is cut & lacquered, hair band is cut & wire wrapped at top of stick, bead is glued on, loop is made with small crimp in end of hair band.
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Neat.
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What’s in the CAD file…
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Materials (per unit):
1 x 100mm nail stick (hoofer)
1 x 12mm wooden bead
1 x elastic hair band
1 x 2mm i/d crimp (bead/electrical)
wrapping wire
pva glue
varnish/lacquer

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Bobbin sander mods

Table inserts to replace the plastic ones (hole between sandpaper & table)
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Machined table inserts (made with holesaws & angle grinder), from plate
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Pickling overnight in sulphuric acid to remove mill-scale from hot-rolled steel
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The drop on this aperture is 3.5mm, my plate (same as the plastic inserts) is 3mm…
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After pickling they are desmutted with detergent & a pan scourer
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What’s in the CAD file
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Printed 1:1, they make great stick on templates for more machining
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Making a shim to fit into the aperture
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Welding magnets placed on top
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Thin bead of silicon sealer
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Drop in shim
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Drop in large table insert
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Place magnets over hole & leave for 48 hours
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Templates stuck, centre punched, pilot drilled & cleaned
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Increased hole size to 6mm (1/4″) and countersunk both sides
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Perfect. No more misaligned levels when sanding.
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Was going to install small magnets but the inserts are fine
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Added a basket for the bits & pieces.
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Materials:
6 x 100x100x3 mm (4"x4"x1/8") plate/sheet mild steel
1 x 100x100x0.25 mm (4"x4"x0.010") shim mild steel
Silicon sealer

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Triton tools – Bobbin sander Tsps-450

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Steel thumbscrews & jig

What I’m making: M8 wingbolt
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Made these tabs to weld onto bolt heads (details in CAD file below)
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Replacing these plastic ones (some have broken)
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Stock used in making a welding & alignment jig (to help make the wingbolts)
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Materials:
1 x 50x50x6 mm (2"x2"x1/4") flat section mild steel
2 x 50x25x3 mm (2"x1"x1/8") equal angle mild steel
1 x 100x14 mm (4"x9/16") hex bar mild steel

All pickled, de-smutted & deburred.
Jig copes with 6mm to 8mm (1/4" to 5/16") bolts

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8mm hole in centre (top side)
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Countersunk 90° included angle (underside)
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Marked all & drilled (8mm) holes in uprights
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Going to plug weld (MIG) through holes to base
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Using a wingbolt tab, as a spacer, wrapped in masking tape to add some clearance
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Welded
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Dressed with angle grinder flapwheel
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Marked and sliced through only the angle iron sections
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Cleaned up
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Nuts, bevelled, threaded & marked. From hex stock
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90° included angle
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Different threaded nuts
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Nuts hold the bolts in good contact & alignment
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Tabs are centre marked, drop in with good alignment, ready for welding
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What’s in the CAD file
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knoba – steel thumbscrews & jig – 2018.dxf

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Wired edge dollies

Thanks to billsmetal – youtube. Cut & pickled materials…
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How they will fit together
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Bevelled one edge for easier weld penetration
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Strong, flat heatsink (bench) & clamps to restrict distortion
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Gouged the rear of seam & welded to give homogeneous fusion
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Cleaned up with flap wheel & belt sander.
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Materials:
1 x 20x32x50mm mild steel, Rectangular solid section
1 x 25x38x50mm mild steel, Rectangular solid section
2 x 25x3x50mm mild steel, Flat section
2 x 50x6x50mm mild steel, Flat section

Normalise & harder alloy for upgrades.

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Smaller one here; base is 1/16″ (1.6mm) thick.
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YouTube – Billsmetal

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3in1 metal working machine extras

Acquired a bare 3in1 metalwork machine (bends, cuts, rolls).
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Machine needed a sturdy base.
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Detail in the CAD file below
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Chassis finished.
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Made a shelf to catch cut sheet from perforated aluminium.
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Shelf being trialled.
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Machine on base.
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I make tool socks for my equipment.
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Elastic stitch, eyelet, nylon cord and plastic holder thing.
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Keeps tooling with the machine for adjustment / maintenance.
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I also make covers for my equipment. Poly cotton.
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Detail in the CAD file below
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Identical scales on both slip roll adjusters. Machined from ally.
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Stamped & levelled thread bottoms so both top settings match.
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Added a fence carrier to keep it with the machine.
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Ready for work, or storage.
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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

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Spot weld tip shaper

Machined from 22mm o/d silver steel. Top side.
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Underside.
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Dremeled with diamond burrs.
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Held at cherry for 6 to 7 mins.
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The gauze, I was trialling, was only good for tempering.
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Quenched, here.
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Made to fit a thread die holder.
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Finished piece. Can be sharpened on either side of cutting edge.
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Link to CAD file below.
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knoba – spot weld tip shaper – 2018.dxf

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Oil pen

Oil in can.
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Old felt tip pen.
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Oil pen. Good for controlled oiling without dripping (hinges, clocks, etc.).
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Magnetic Bunsen burner

Lovely old thing from ebay.
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Painted with Finnagans Hammerite.
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Old speaker magnet in the centre, steel band on the perimeter slightly taller than the magnet. Both stuck with silicon sealant.
knoba - magnetic bunsen burner

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In action stuck to the bench. No way that’s getting knocked off.
knoba - magnetic bunsen burner

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More helpful with some unusual annealing jobs.
knoba - magnetic bunsen burner

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Lab tripod

Made from 304 stainless steel.
knoba - lab tripod

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knoba - lab tripod

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It disassembles when not required. The tig’ed nuts are clearance drilled.
knoba - lab tripod

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Silicon feet good to approx. 200°c.
knoba - lab tripod

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In action.
knoba - lab tripod

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CAD file link below.
knoba - lab tripod

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knoba – lab tripod – 2017.dxf

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Jessops tripod camera mount

Machined from hardwood scrap (not the wired thumbscrew).
knoba - jessops tripod camera mount

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knoba - jessops tripod camera mount

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Fits the unusually shaped jessops tripod
knoba - jessops tripod camera mount

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All; Freecycled, recycled.
knoba - jessops tripod camera mount

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240v Quick connect

Quick way to hook up stuff to test like; neon bulbs, DUT, etc.
knoba - 240v quick connect

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Standard mains 3 pin plug (UK).
knoba - 240v quick connect

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Access for fuse. Neon bulb, there. Wire gripers are epoxied on.
knoba - 240v quick connect

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Indicator light when unit is live. Entirely from recycle.
knoba - 240v quick connect

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Lathe chip guard

Guard stops hot chips burning my feed hand
knoba - lathe chip guard

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Made from take-away containers
knoba - lathe chip guard

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Flexible, see-through, long lasting, etc.
knoba - lathe chip guard

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Van pedals

Wanted a set of 3 (not 2 + 1), legal, heavy duty, serviceable & pleasing pedals.
knoba - van pedals

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Machined from 6 series aluminium, 5mm thick, curved, hammer finished, re-machined & polished.
knoba - van pedals

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Studs are machined & polished m6 stainless button caps.
knoba - van pedals

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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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Solder fume extractor mk3

Xmas present for a jeweller, it does need a new front grill making…
knoba - solder fume extractor mk3

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120mm computer fan – 12vdc – Noise 40dB @ 60cm – Power 1.8w
knoba - solder fume extractor mk3

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5.5 X 2.1mm dc connector, 240vac psu. Fan can be bench or shelf mounted.
knoba - solder fume extractor mk3

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knoba – Solder Fume Extractor Mk1

knoba – Solder Fume Extractor Mk2

duckduckgo.com – carbon cooker hood cut to size

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Van cab steps

Left; Hammer-formed finals (4mm thick, ground, beaten & polished).
Centre: Hardwood bucks routered from decking off-cuts.
Right: Original plastic steps (loading caused rust in underlying structure).
knoba - van cab steps

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No annealing required. Machined nylon66 interfaces stuck with PU sealant.
knoba - van cab steps

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Fixings are M8 stainless countersunk bolts & M8 square weldnuts.
knoba - van cab steps

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themetalstore.co.uk – aluminium 5 bar checker plate

duckduckgo.com – square weld nuts

wikipedia.org – Nylon 66

Sikaflex – EBT+ polyurethane adhesive

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Wooden cornices

Turned in the round, quartered, back relieved & carved.
knoba - sunglass modding

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Home seasoned apple, linseed oiled & beeswaxed
knoba - sunglass modding

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Wood database.com – Apple

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Tgp110 pulse generator fix

2nd hand purchase…
knoba - sunglass modding

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7905 negative voltage regulator, kaput, easy fix.
knoba - sunglass modding

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knoba – Thurlby Thandar Tgp110 Pulse Generator Service Manual – 2017.pdf

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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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Linux Mint, cron, backup

Crontab entry links to Crackup2.sh script
0 5 * * 1 /home/knoba/.bin/Crackup2.sh

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Crackup2.sh script links to boot mounted drive
knoba - Linux Mint, cron, backup

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knoba – Crackup2.sh – 2017.txt

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Tulip chair

Carved, sanded & treated Apple wood chair.
knoba - Tulip chair

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Tulip… because of the shape of it.
knoba - Tulip chair

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Carving ‘mostly’ with chainsaw
knoba - Tulip chair

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Off cuts.
knoba - Tulip chair

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Treated with boiled linseed oil.
knoba - Tulip chair

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Just right for summer work
knoba - Tulip chair

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Wood database.com – Apple

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Rlc switches

Resistor, Capacitor & Inductor selector switches
knoba - Rlc switches

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1p12t rotary switches, dupont clone connectors for breadboarding
knoba - Rlc switches

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Link to cad file below
knoba - Rlc switches

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knoba – Rlc switches – Facia – 2017.dxf

knoba – Electronics workbench

knoba – Breadboard Patch-leads & Peripherals

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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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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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Plywood picture frame

1″ thick x 19″ o/d, “Far Eastern Plywood”, waxed.
knoba - plywood picture frame

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Picture & 4mm glass is about 300mm square.
knoba - plywood picture frame

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knoba - plywood picture frame

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Wenban Smith – Far Eastern Plywood

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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'  ~/bfontpath.txt;
sed -e "s|$|\"|" ~/bfontpath.txt > ~/xfontpath.txt


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

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FreeBsd – Unix-like operating system

Debian – Linux operating system

GNU – Operating system & software

knoba – XFontPaths.sh – 2016

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Breadboard Patch-leads & Peripherals

2.54mm 1/10″ male to various connectors
knoba - Breadboard Patch-leads & Peripherals

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knoba - Breadboard Patch-leads & Peripherals

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2.54mm 1/10″ male to various peripherals
knoba - Breadboard Patch-leads & Peripherals

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knoba - Breadboard Patch-leads & Peripherals

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knoba - Breadboard Patch-leads & Peripherals

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Dupont clones
knoba - Breadboard Patch-leads & Peripherals

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knoba - Breadboard Patch-leads & Peripherals

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Amphenol – Interconnects

Molex – Interconnects

JST – Interconnects

Freecycle – Interconnect recycling

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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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Test lead rack

Copper, brass, stainless, aluminium. It rotates.
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Aluminium top tray & forming buck
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Buck formed. Aluminium top tray formed
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Brass upper rack and shaping forms
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Complete assembly
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Machined & beaten copper bolt, tray, turned copper spacer
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Drive screws, machined & shaped brass rack piece
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Machined aluminium wheel, copper spiky things, brass & stainless tynes, copper nut, m6 grub screw
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Copper spiky things
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Assembled
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Upside down
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Fitted to my electronics bench
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Sumptuously disposed with test leads
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Tray carrying nik-naks & bits
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Cad file below
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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knoba – Test Lead Rack – 2016.dxf

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