Lathe chip guard

Guard stops hot chips burning my feed hand
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Made from take-away containers
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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…
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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…
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Now fitted with the added possibility of a tea shelf…
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knoba – Emery Roll Dispenser – 2015.dxf (link below)
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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.
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Filed, drilled, reamed & bevelled. Captivated dowels & countersunk bolts.
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Lever stops the sacrificial nut & bolt from elongating the body…
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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…
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knoba – Knurling Copier & Profiler – 2015.dxf (link below)
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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
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knoba – Toothed drive centre – 2015.dxf (link below)
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knoba – Toothed drive centre – 2015.dxf

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Lathe lantern T-bar

T-bar for my lantern toolpost…
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knoba – Mini V-blocks

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Head knives

Head knives for cutting & skiving leatherwork.
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Made from spalted silver birch, brass & medium carbon steel alloy, mirror polished with beeswax finish.
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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.
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Heated both teeth to cherry for 3 min, quenched one & left other to cool.
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My quenching bucket. Spark tests (grinding) on the 2 teeth gave good results.
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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…
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Cut them out with angle grinder.
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Centre marked a sharpening pivot point…
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Drilled that mark…
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Took off paper & made a sharpening jig for the belt sander.
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That’s how this is going to go…
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Sharpened & polished.
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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.
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After quenching the blade but not the tang.
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Re-polished.
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Seasoned birch from my garden…
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Turned some handles for my blades…
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With thanks to Cap’n Eddie Castelin for his superb wood turning videos (link below).
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Machined up some brass ferrules and epoxied on.
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Tangs were tapered (4° included angle) to common machine taper specs (see link below)
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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)
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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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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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