Woodwork awl

Recycled from a well-worn & much favoured Stanley philips 201 screwdriver. Re-ground & oil stone honed with 4 sided point
knoba - woodwork awl

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Awesome as a point awl (marking accurate; screw / drill points with brad point bits, flat bits & forstners)
knoba - woodwork awl

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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
knoba - tool rings

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Better than keyring style rings, these quickly lock into, and out of, place
knoba - tool rings

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Materials:
1 x wiper blade insert (normally 2 in each rubber blade)
1 x 40x2.4 mm o/d stainless steel wire

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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.
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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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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)
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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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Leather Edge Bevellers

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

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knoba - leather edge bevellers

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Garden Arch

Made from fencing panels (bent by kerf cutting laterals).
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Supported by an external welded steel framework (30mm x 8mm x 30 meters).
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3m wide x 3m high (3.6m from bottom of steps).
knoba - garden arch
Now home to a sweet flowering Jasmine.

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Theflowerexpert.com – Jasmine

Parker Steel – 30 X 8mm Mild Steel Flat

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Woodwork clamping blocks

4″ x 4″ x 2″ softwood. Non-marking, large surface area with 1/8″ edge over-round.
knoba - clamping glue blocks

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Waxed for an easy glueing release agent.
knoba - clamping glue blocks
Better to be made before one needs them!

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Colron – Refined Finishing Wax

Freud – 1/8″ Radius rounding over bit

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