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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knoba – bobbin sander mods – 2018.dxf

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Lab tripod

Made from 304 stainless steel.
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It disassembles when not required. The tig’ed nuts are clearance drilled.
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Silicon feet good to approx. 200°c.
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In action.
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CAD file link below.
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knoba – lab tripod – 2017.dxf

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Hss indexable metal scraper

Originaly a ‘Moore& wright’ high carbon steel metal scraper…
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It now accepts high speed steel pieces from a parting off blade…
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Shank had to be; removed, annealed and then machined (M4)…
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knoba - hss indexable metal scraper-

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RDG tools – Parting Blades

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Desktop bookends

1.5mm 304 brushed Stainless steel.
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Current reading list…
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knoba – Desktop Bookends – xcf.zip (link below)
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knoba – Desktop Bookends – xcf.zip (link below)
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knoba – Desktop Bookends – xcf.zip

knoba – Folding bar

Bahco – Smooth cut files

Snap-on – File handles

Smith and Arrow – Disc abrasives

Makita – 5″ Angle grinders

HSE – Pickling paste

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Leather Burnisher

In Iroko & brass, with polished waxed finish…
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Colron – Refined Finishing Wax

The wood database – Iroko

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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).
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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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Sealey SM5 Metal Bandsaw mods

Made benchtop feet, completely serviced & repainted.

Bandsaw mods

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Improved vice: precision pin lock for 90° cuts & ‘one-hand’ quick lock for angles.

Bandsaw mods

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Improved “stock stop” for repeat cuts.

Bandsaw mods

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Bandsaw mods

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Bandsaw mods

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Bandsaw mods

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Sealey – SM5 Metal Cutting Bandsaw

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