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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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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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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Lathe lantern T-bar

T-bar for my lantern toolpost…
knoba - lantern tbar

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knoba - lantern tbar

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knoba – Mini V-blocks

knoba – V-blocks

knoba – Tap & die feeder

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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.).
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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…
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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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Solder Assist

Solder Assist

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Solder Assist

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Solder Assist

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Solder Assist

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Solder Assist

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Solder Assist

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Solder Assist

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Ebay – Solder assist <£+p&p

Metal Mania – Bright steel hexagon freecutting EN1A bar 5/16 A/F x 1000mm

Wiki – Steel grades

Hardinge UK – Lathes

3M – Convolute Deburring Wheels

Rapid – RVFM 2:1 Heat Shrinkable Sleeving

West Yorkshire Steel – 3mm Silver Steel Bar

knoba – Sealey SM5 Metal Bandsaw Mods

knoba – Bench Grinder Station

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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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Trammel set with micro adjustment

Trammel set

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knoba – Angle grinder pigtail for polishing

knoba – Metal casting furnace

Toolstation – 61139 Stainless Steel Threaded Bar M5 x 1m

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Plumb bob

Plumb bob

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knoba – Metal casting furnace

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Lathe tool rack

Lathe tool rack

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Mitutoyo – Global gateway

Moore & Wright – Precision measuring equipment

Dormer – Solid carbide and high speed steel rotary cutting tools

Jacobs – precision tool and work holding devices

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Gym mirror

Ionic order Greek styled columns with carved volutes
(Definition of NOSCE TE IPSUM – know thyself)
Gym mirror

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This homemade lathe setup gracefully accommodates the tapering of the original column shafts
Gym mirror

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Saddle on lower beam allows a router to do the fluting.
Gym mirror

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Gym mirror

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Gym mirror

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Triton – SJA 200 SuperJaws

Emir – Quality hand tools

Dewalt – DW729K Radial Arm Saw

Dewalt – DWS780 Mitre Saw

Bahco – Premium hand tools

Colron – Refined Finishing Wax

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Metal spinning bearing formers

Metal spinning bearing formers in 2 crown profiles from 304 stainless steel
Metal spinning bearing formers

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IMG_2057

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SKF – 608 Deep groove ball bearings, single row

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Lathe tap & die feeder

Spring loaded lathe tap & die feeder (morse taper #2)
Lathe tap & die feeder

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Accessories to suit…
Lathe tap & die feeder

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Wood turning fixture & rests

Lathe wood turning fixture & polished 304 stainless steel rests
Wood turning fixture & rests

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Wood turning fixture & rests

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Wood turning fixture & rests

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Wood turning fixture & rests

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Extended rest.
Wood turning fixture & rests

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Wood turning fixture & rests

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knoba – Radius keepers

knoba – Spur drive

Homemadetools.net

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Spur drive

Spur drive for wood-turning on lathe using collets
Spur drive

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Spur drive

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Mini spur drive
Spur drive

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Metal spinning rack

Metal spinning rack

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Metal spinning rack

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knoba – Wood turning fixture & rests

knoba – Metal spinning bearing formers

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Die grinder spindle for 125mm discs

With thanks to ‘Shox Dr’ @ mig-welding.co.uk
Die grinder spindle for 125mm discs

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Die grinder spindle for 125mm discs

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Die grinder spindle for 125mm discs

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Die grinder spindle for 125mm discs

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Die grinder spindle for 125mm discs

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Die grinder spindle for 125mm discs

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Die grinder spindle for 125mm discs

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Die grinder spindle for 125mm discs

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knoba – Metal spinning bearing formers

knoba – dividing plate for pillar drill

mig-welding.co.uk – Shox Dr

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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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Ball turning fixture for lathe

Ball turning fixture for lathe

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Balls for my pillar drill…
Ball turning fixture for lathe

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Ball turning fixture for lathe

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What’s in the CAD file
Ball turning fixture for lathe

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knoba – Ball Cutter – 2012.dxf

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