Claves

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

BBQ

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BBQ

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knoba – Dropbox – Claves-01.ogg

knoba – Dropbox – Claves-02.mp3

Wood-database.com – East Indian Rosewood

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Metalwork mallets

large diameter heads & long reach heads in double wedge, round & flat
knoba - metalwork mallets

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Heads are home grown & seasoned holly, wedges are mahogany & handles are beech.
knoba - metalwork mallets

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Handles turned from old table legs, spoke shaved ovoid, danish oiled and burnished smooth with 00 wire wool.
knoba - metalwork mallets

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Added extra weight with heated and shrunk rings
knoba - metalwork mallets

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3 smaller mallets, beech dowel handles, holly heads.
knoba - metalwork mallets

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All heads danish oil soaked in poly bag, finish left on heads
knoba - metalwork mallets

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knoba - metalwork mallets

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knoba - metalwork mallets

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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
knoba - tool throat LED

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Module detail, 240v ac in, 20w out
knoba - tool throat LED

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All 8 holes drilled, cut out centre with fret saw/coping saw
knoba - tool throat LED

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Machined with laminate trimmer (small router)
knoba - tool throat LED

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All cleaned up. Lens (top), body (left) & module (right).
knoba - tool throat LED

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Very slim profile, very bright.
knoba - tool throat LED

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knoba - tool throat LED

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What’s in the CAD file…
knoba - tool throat LED

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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

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knoba – Tool throat LED – 2018.dxf

Ebay – Smart IC Driver 20W LED COB 220V

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Spool winder unwinder

Takes many sized spools
knoba - spool winder unwinder

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knoba - spool winder unwinder

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knoba - spool winder unwinder

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Wire holder & hex key holder
knoba - spool winder unwinder

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Adjustable friction clutch
knoba - spool winder unwinder

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What’s in the CAD file…
knoba - spool winder unwinder

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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
knoba - via punches

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Copper tracks had lifted, component had disintegrated, good repair, will use again!
knoba - via punches

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Refined the punches with; a taper, size i.d. & thumb nook
knoba - via punches

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knoba - via punches

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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
knoba - thumb wheel jig

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Freshly machined thumb wheel blank
knoba - thumb wheel jig

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knoba - thumb wheel jig

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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.
knoba - thumb wheel jig

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Nice!
knoba - thumb wheel jig

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knoba - thumb wheel jig

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What’s in the CAD file…
knoba - thumb wheel jig

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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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Steel thumbscrews & jig

What I’m making: M8 wingbolt
knoba - Steel thumbscrews & jig

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Made these tabs to weld onto bolt heads (details in CAD file below)
knoba - Steel thumbscrews & jig

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Replacing these plastic ones (some have broken)
knoba - Steel thumbscrews & jig

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Stock used in making a welding & alignment jig (to help make the wingbolts)
knoba - Steel thumbscrews & jig

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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)
knoba - Steel thumbscrews & jig

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Countersunk 90° included angle (underside)
knoba - Steel thumbscrews & jig

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Marked all & drilled (8mm) holes in uprights
knoba - Steel thumbscrews & jig

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Going to plug weld (MIG) through holes to base
knoba - Steel thumbscrews & jig

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Using a wingbolt tab, as a spacer, wrapped in masking tape to add some clearance
knoba - Steel thumbscrews & jig

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Welded
knoba - Steel thumbscrews & jig

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Dressed with angle grinder flapwheel
knoba - Steel thumbscrews & jig

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Marked and sliced through only the angle iron sections
knoba - Steel thumbscrews & jig

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Cleaned up
knoba - Steel thumbscrews & jig

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Nuts, bevelled, threaded & marked. From hex stock
knoba - Steel thumbscrews & jig

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90° included angle
knoba - Steel thumbscrews & jig

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Different threaded nuts
knoba - Steel thumbscrews & jig

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Nuts hold the bolts in good contact & alignment
knoba - Steel thumbscrews & jig

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Tabs are centre marked, drop in with good alignment, ready for welding
knoba - Steel thumbscrews & jig

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What’s in the CAD file
knoba - Steel thumbscrews & jig

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knoba – steel thumbscrews & jig – 2018.dxf

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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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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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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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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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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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Hand graver

Hand graver for engraving metal.

Iroko handle, cast & machined brass body, 1/8″ hss lathe tool, m4 grub screws.
knoba - hand graver - 01

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Handle is flat on one side to allow the tool a low attack angle.
knoba - hand graver - 02

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knoba – Hand graver – 2016.dxf (CAD file link below)
knoba - hand graver - 02

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knoba – Hand graver – 2016.dxf

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Nogging master for arched wood roofs

Component parts overview…
knoba - Nogging master - 01

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2″ by 2″ softwood, M8 coachbolts.
knoba - Nogging master - 02

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Assembled.
knoba - Nogging master - 03

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Folds up.
knoba - Nogging master - 04

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Machined a nice thumb nut for it from aluminium.
knoba - Nogging master - 05

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Nogging master measuring dwang geometry…
knoba - Nogging master - 06

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Place on timber (3″ x 2″ here), mark & cut!
knoba - Nogging master - 07

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knoba - Nogging master - 08

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Notes.
• Perlins can be continuous or split form.
• Saves time.
• Eliminates waste, cost & mistakes.
• Inexpensive & easy to make.

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*** Mk2 incorporates the “Plate Pilot” for accurate ‘birds mouths’ on the wall plate / 1st perlins nogging.

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Ford Transit Sunvisors

Damaged (covering) Jaguar X-Type sunvisors, ebay, with illuminated mirrors…
knoba - Ford Transit Sunvisors

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Horrible plastic Ford OEM hinges…
knoba - Ford Transit Sunvisors

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Cast, machined & polished new aluminium hinges (CAD file).
knoba - Ford Transit Sunvisors

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Inset the mirrors while retaining the original profiles.
knoba - Ford Transit Sunvisors

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Black suede on the inside.
knoba - Ford Transit Sunvisors

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Ice blue crushed velvet on the outside.
knoba - Ford Transit Sunvisors

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knoba – Ford Transit Sunvisors – 2016.dxf

Pfaff – select 3.0 sewing machine

knoba – Metal casting furnace

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Ford Window Winder Handles

Some ‘pimpier’ window winder handles for my van…
knoba - Ford Window Winder Handles

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Mostly made from 6 series aluminium.
knoba - Ford Window Winder Handles

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Machined, hardened & tempered home made broach for the splines…
knoba - Ford Window Winder Handles

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Original handle showing spline profiles.
knoba - Ford Window Winder Handles

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knoba - Ford Window Winder Handles

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knoba – Ford Window Winder Handles – 2016.dxf (link below)
knoba - Ford Window Winder Handles

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skf – 5201 Double row angular contact ball bearings

knoba – Ford Window Winder Handles – 2016.dxf

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Ford transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

Original gear lever assembly
knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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Pin and spherical part (some chrome alloy) may have been brazed
knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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Welded & machined assembly adds an extra 20mm to the selector end
knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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Gearbox housing spacer cast and machined from aluminium
knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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Completed assembly reduces top-end throws from 6″, to 4″ ~ 33% reduction.
knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba – metal casting furnace

knoba – ball turning fixture for lathe

Wiki – Lever

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Torque gauge chuck adapter

Adapter is mild steel.
knoba - torque gauge chuck adapter

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Chuck was off an old model makers drill (3/8 unf).
knoba - torque gauge chuck adapter

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Machine taper allows adapter to fit onto both re-machined gauges.
knoba - torque gauge chuck adapter

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Tohnichi gauge left, Waters gauge right.
knoba - torque gauge chuck adapter

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Deterco.com – Waters Torque Watch

Tohnichi – Torque gauge

Wiki – Machine taper

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Rivet sets & snaps

No go with any tool suppliers so got this chisel set off ebay…
knoba - Rivet snaps & sets

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Annealed.
knoba - Rivet snaps & sets

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Figuring out what I want and what can get away with. A set of Starrett radius gauges helped me figure out the radii for the tool grinding.
knoba - Rivet snaps & sets

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Machined, stamped, hardened & tempered (to suit: 3/32″, 1/8″ & 5/32″ diameter shank rivets)
knoba - Rivet snaps & sets

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Tried the “heat and hammer a ball bearing in” method, it just made a mess.
knoba - Rivet snaps & sets

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Anvil end. 2 snaps (one used as a hold-up) & a set for each size.
knoba - Rivet snaps & sets

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Jay Cee – Solid Round Head Rivet Specifications

Rivetking.com – Solid Rivet Design Considerations.pdf

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Knurling wheels

Using a single wheel knurler to copy and make knurling wheels from silver steel…
knoba - Knurling wheels

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Sawing off the wheels ready for facing and reaming
knoba - Knurling wheels

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Ready for hardening
knoba - Knurling wheels

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Cleaned up and waiting to be used…
knoba - Knurling wheels

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knoba - Knurling wheels

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knoba – Knurling copier profiler

West Yorkshire Steel – Silver steel

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Leather strap cutter

For cutting stiff leathers into parallel strips (belts, straps,etc.)…
knoba - Leather strap cutter

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Mostly made from Iroko & stainless steel.
knoba - Leather strap cutter

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knoba - Leather strap cutter

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knoba - Leather strap cutter

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knoba - Leather strap cutter

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knoba - Leather strap cutter

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knoba – Leather strap cutter – 2015.dxf (link below)
knoba - Leather strap cutter

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knoba – Leather strap cutter – 2015.dxf

knoba – Adjustable Dowel Jig

Wood Database – Iroko

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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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Welding turn table

Made from a garden table & a Haag-Streit Bern Keratometer
knoba - welding turn table

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The base unit already had a superb height adjustment mechanism…
knoba - welding turn table

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The lower platter can turn independently of the the top one, be removed or be used as a rest…
knoba - welding turn table

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It disassembles easily because it has to stay outside.
knoba - welding turn table

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Some lovely engineering and workmanship went into this…
knoba - welding turn table

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knoba - welding turn table

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There was a lot of brass machining on this project
knoba - welding turn table

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knoba - welding turn table

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Fortunately, I didn’t have to make the wire…
knoba - welding turn table

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Specifics & details all in the cad file…
knoba - welding turn table

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knoba – Welding turn table – 2015.dxf (link below)
knoba - welding turn table

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Haag-streit – Medical technology group

knoba – Welding turn table – 2015.dxf

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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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Wood carving mallet

Made from stock; copper, holly & cherry…
knoba - wood carving mallet

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knoba - wood carving mallet

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The wood database – European Cherry

The wood database – English Holly

Matweb – Copper datasheet

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Lathe chuck spider

Magnetic lathe chuck spider provides reference face for repeat cuts.
knoba - lathe chuck spider

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Another one for my 4 jaw chuck (material is 5083 aluminium 15mm thick & 3mm x 3mm neodymium magnets).
knoba - lathe chuck spider

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The spider also helps with work-holding when turning small parts.
knoba - lathe chuck spider

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knoba – Lathe chuck spider – 2015.dxf (link below)
knoba - lathe chuck spider

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knoba – Lathe chuck spider – 2015.dxf

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Leather Edge Bevellers

Made from medium carbon steel, brass & spalted cherry.
knoba - leather edge bevellers

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knoba - leather edge bevellers

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knoba - leather edge bevellers

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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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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.).
knoba - head knives

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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…
knoba - head knives

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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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Leather Edge Creaser

In stainless steel & brass, with beeswax finished silver birch handle…
knoba - Leather Edge Creaser

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Tool is used for making a style line or stitching line…
knoba - Leather Edge Creaser

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knoba - Leather Edge Creaser

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knoba - Leather Edge Creaser

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knoba - Leather Edge Creaser

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knoba – Leather Edge Creaser – 2015.dxf (link below)
knoba - Leather Edge Creaser

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knoba – Leather Edge Creaser – 2015.dxf

The wood database – Silver Birch

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All CAD files are in dxf format, are free to download, use & are virus free. All links are genuine. I do not keep logs on anyone or anything. Make stuff…

Counterbore set

Made from a set of fully ground hss twist drills.
knoba - counterbore set

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They bore a flat bottomed socket, after a similar size ‘normal drill bit’ has made a suitable pilot for it.
knoba - counterbore set

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knoba - counterbore set

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Screwdriver Rack

Screwdriver Rack

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Screwdriver Rack

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Screwdriver Rack

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Screwdriver Rack

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Screwdriver Rack

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Screwdriver Rack

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Screwdriver Rack

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Screwdriver Rack

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Screwdriver Rack

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knoba – Screwdriver Rack – 2014.dxf (link below)
Screwdriver Rack

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Perspex – Fluorescent Cast Acrylic Neptune Blue 7T97

knoba – Screwdriver Rack – 2014.dxf

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Plier Rack for electronics bench

Plier Rack

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Plier Rack

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Plier Rack

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Plier Rack

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Plier Rack

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Plier Rack

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Plier Rack

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Plier Rack

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Upgraded: 25mm x 2mm self adhesive foam strips for tweezer base
Plier Rack

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Plier Rack

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knoba – Plier Rack – 2014.dxf (link below)
Plier Rack

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Perspex – Fluorescent Cast Acrylic Neptune Blue 7T97

knoba – Plier Rack – 2014.dxf

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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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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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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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Minolta 49mm T mount for telescope

Machined from: nylon 6-6, 304 stainless steel (31.7mm o/d) & epoxied to a 49mm Hoya filter body.

Minolta 49mm T mount for telescope

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Minolta 49mm T mount for telescope

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Minolta 49mm T mount for telescope

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Minolta 49mm T mount for telescope

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Stargazers Lounge

Wiki – Nylon 6-6

Wiki – Stainless steel

Hoya – Filters

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CBT 250 counter shaft bearing housing mod

Skimming out bearing casing with HSS cutter & machined arbor & seal bush
CBT 250 counter shaft bearing housing mod

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knoba – CBT-250 Bearing Arbor – 2014.dxf

Skf – 6222 Deep groove ball bearings, single row

Record Power – DP58P Heavy Duty Pedestal Drill

Apache – Quad Bikes

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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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Pillar drill dividing plate

Round pillar drill table
Dividing plate for pillar drill

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Scaled CAD template
Dividing plate for pillar drill

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Template around drill table
Dividing plate for pillar drill

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Table ready for marking
Dividing plate for pillar drill

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Selection of different width chisels
Dividing plate for pillar drill

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After marking through template
Dividing plate for pillar drill

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Number stamps
Dividing plate for pillar drill

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After marking numerals in degrees
Dividing plate for pillar drill

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Dividing plate for pillar drill

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Pointer (from metal biscuit tin)
Dividing plate for pillar drill

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Dividing plate for pillar drill
Dividing plate for pillar drill

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Dividing plate allows holes to be drilled at regular intervals from a centre such as this die grinder mandrel
Dividing plate for pillar drill

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knoba – Drill Indexing Plate – 2013.dxf

knoba – Keats plate

knoba – Center finder for drill indexer

Snap-on – PPC50AK Flat Chisel Set

LibreCAD – Open Source 2D-CAD

Cromwell – Senator Letter & Number Stamps

Cadbury – Chocolate products

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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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Driveway gates

Driveway gates

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Driveway gates

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Driveway gates

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knoba – Ball turning fixture for lathe

Hammerite – Direct to Rust Metal Paint

Parkersteel – Carbon Steels Equal Angles

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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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