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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Stanley – hand tools

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Tool rings

Quick release rings for the tools on my electronics bench
knoba - tool rings

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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.
knoba - tool 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 auto wiper blade insert (normally 2 in each rubber blade)
1 x 40x2.4 mm o/d stainless steel wire

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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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Bass amp redux

Carlsbro Colt 45K bass amp.
knoba - Bass Amp Redux

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Found on a rubbish skip
knoba - Bass Amp Redux

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knoba - Bass Amp Redux

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Rats…
knoba - Bass Amp Redux

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knoba - Bass Amp Redux

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knoba - Bass Amp Redux

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knoba - Bass Amp Redux

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knoba - Bass Amp Redux

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Reverb unit.
knoba - Bass Amp Redux

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knoba - Bass Amp Redux

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knoba - Bass Amp Redux

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New speaker.
knoba - Bass Amp Redux

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Re-covered.
knoba - Bass Amp Redux

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knoba - Bass Amp Redux

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knoba - Bass Amp Redux

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“House amp”!
knoba - Bass Amp Redux

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Carving gouges

Started off with 6 rust pitted Firmers & a double bevel.
knoba - Carving gouges

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5 straight flute carving gouges.
knoba - Carving gouges

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Steel courtesy of; Addis, Ward & Payne, Record, Sorby, Belle, Brades (many thanks).
knoba - Carving gouges

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Fishtail spoon gouge
knoba - Carving gouges

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Required some re-forging, shaping, polishing, hardening, tempering, pickling, re-polishing & stropping
knoba - Carving gouges

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Reverse bevel straight gouge
knoba - Carving gouges

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From double bevel; (as with all others) required shaping, polishing, hardening, tempering, pickling, re-polishing & stropping
knoba - Carving gouges

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Reverse bevel straight gouge for doing inside socket of mortise gauge (for example)
knoba - Carving gouges

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Diamond hone for soles
knoba - Carving gouges

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Newly turned handles and ferrules. Danish oiled & waxed.
knoba - Carving gouges

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Shaped a slip stone for carving chisels including “V” gouges
knoba - Carving gouges

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knoba - Carving gouges

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knoba – Tool tang drill bit

knoba – Spur drive

knoba – Head knives

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Electric Guitar

20 year old incomplete project, found on freecycle.
knoba - electric guitar - 01

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It finally has a voice and a lovely, unique, sound range.
knoba - electric guitar - 02

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Fodic neck.
knoba - electric guitar - 03

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I’ve done a lot to this guitar to get it up; hand beaten stainless steel jack port…
knoba - electric guitar - 04

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Custom electrics; 3 x dpdt phase reversal switches, hi & lo tone controls.
knoba - electric guitar - 05

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Non-magmetic 3 series stainless steel, all inlayed.
knoba - electric guitar - 06

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New house guitar. Have some wood inlay to do & more wood carving.
knoba - electric guitar - 07

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A first for me. Wood inlays (white oak)
knoba - electric guitar

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Switches are 3 position DPDT (down = out of phase, centre = off, up = on)
knoba - electric guitar

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304 stainless made from sheet
knoba - electric guitar

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Body is dark red meranti.
knoba - electric guitar

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Depth spotted with drill and chiselled flat, hide glued.
knoba - electric guitar

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Closing trim
knoba - electric guitar

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knoba - electric guitar

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EMG – musical instrument pickups

knoba – Electric Guitar – 2017.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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Hss indexable metal scraper

Originaly a ‘Moore& wright’ high carbon steel metal scraper…
knoba - hss indexable metal scraper-

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It now accepts high speed steel pieces from a parting off blade…
knoba - hss indexable metal scraper-

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Shank had to be; removed, annealed and then machined (M4)…
knoba - hss indexable metal scraper-

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knoba - hss indexable metal scraper-

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knoba - hss indexable metal scraper-

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knoba - hss indexable metal scraper-

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RDG tools – Parting Blades

Moore & Wright – Precision measuring equipment

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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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Wood bending steam setup

Simple, inexpensive, permanent & unobtrusive…
knoba - wood bending steam setup

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3m x 160mm o/d aluminium van tube (3″ fall over length to let water out)…
knoba - wood bending steam setup

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Bosch PTL1; 2kw, 2.4l capacity = 45 mins, 3m hose.
knoba - wood bending steam setup

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Hose fitting is 14mm circumference plus the bayonet (push fit only as added saftey).
knoba - wood bending steam setup

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Machined brass fitting from propane bottle valve (3/4 bspt, 14mm bore).
knoba - wood bending steam setup

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End cap is left loose (hinged at top) to allow steam egress.
knoba - wood bending steam setup

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Brackets were made made from old aluminium cafe chairs left on the street
knoba - wood bending steam setup

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Freegle – Wallpaper steamer

Ebay – Van Pipe

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Single bevel edge fishtail carving skew

Someone gave me this today (it’s a Marples & Sons 1/2″ bevel edge chisel)…
knoba - single bevel edge fishtail carving skew

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It’s in pretty poor shape…
knoba - single bevel edge fishtail carving skew

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The sole of the blade…
knoba - single bevel edge fishtail carving skew

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The top of the blade (the bevel edges can just be made out)…
knoba - single bevel edge fishtail carving skew

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Here it is again after a couple of hours reworking…
knoba - single bevel edge fishtail carving skew

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The blade has been: extracted, reforged, re-shaped, ground, hardened, tempered, lapped, polished & stropped.
knoba - single bevel edge fishtail carving skew

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The handle has been: re-turned, sanded, waxed & polished.
knoba - single bevel edge fishtail carving skew

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A sweet tool…
knoba - single bevel edge fishtail carving skew

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Magnetic welding clamp

Made from an old Amstrad CB mag-mount car aerial
knoba - magnetic welding clamp

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knoba - magnetic welding clamp

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knoba - magnetic welding clamp

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Recycle – Ilovefreegle.org

Forum – Homemadetools.net

Forum – Mig-welding.co.uk

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Regulated BENCH POWER SUPPLY 240Vac ~ 24Vdc

knoba - Regulated 240Vac ~ 24Vdc Bench power supply

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Made from an ATX computer power supply.
knoba - Regulated 240Vac ~ 24Vdc Bench power supply

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knoba - Regulated 240Vac ~ 24Vdc Bench power supply

Outputs; 24Vdc, 12Vdc, 5Vdc, 3.3Vdc & USB 5Vdc (no data lines).

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Similar item used in power supply…
knoba - Regulated 240Vac ~ 24Vdc Bench power supply

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Upgraded: Laminated colour fascia
knoba - Regulated 240Vac ~ 24Vdc Bench power supply

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knoba – Regulated 240vac 24vdc bench power supply fascia – 2016.dxf (link below)
knoba - Regulated 240Vac ~ 24Vdc Bench power supply

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Rapid Electronics – Electronic Components

3M – SC-DR Roloc Surface Conditioning Disc

Ebay – 2 Port USB 2.0 PC Header

helpwithpcs.com – ATX Power Supply Pinouts

knoba – Bench power supply 240Vac ~ 35Vdc @ 1A

knoba – Regulated 240vac 24vdc bench power supply fascia – 2016.dxf

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Lexmark E120N mono laser printer psu fix

Lexmark E120N mono laser printer psu fix

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Lexmark E120N mono laser printer psu fix

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Lemark – Lexmark E120N Mono Laser Printer

Fairchild – KA7552A SMPS Controller

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Garden table

Garden table from cable drum (freegle).

Garden table

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Garden table

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ilovefreegle.org

Ronseal – Decking oil

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BBQ

Bbq from free-cycled gas tanks (propane & helium).

BBQ

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BBQ

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BBQ

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BBQ

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BBQ

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ilovefreegle.org

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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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Bench power supply 240Vac ~ 35Vdc @ 1A

Bench power supply

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Bench power supply

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Bench power supply

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knoba – Front panel – 2012.dxf

Wiki – LM 317

On-Semi – LM317 datasheet(pdf)

Rapid Electronics – Electronic Components

3M – SC-DR Roloc Surface Conditioning Disc

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LPG elbow

LPG elbow

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LPG elbow

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Esab / PREST-O-LITE – pol gas connectors

North Carolina Standards Division – POL Valves

Concoa – CGA 510 Fitting Reference

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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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Incinerator

Rust free Incinerator from washing machine drum
Incinerator from washing machine drum

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The Freecycle Network

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Doming block

Metal doming block from log
Metal doming block from log

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Roughing out a differential cover (Ford type 51a axle in 430 Stainless steel).
Metal doming block from log

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Thor – Thorex Super Plastic Mallet (Pear Shape)

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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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Metal horse for metal working

Metal horse for metal working

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Metal horse for metal working

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Metal horse for metal working

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Metal horse for metal working

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Metal horse for metal working

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Metal horse for metal working

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Metal horse for metal working

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Metal horse for metal working

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Metal horse for metal working

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Metal horse for metal working

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Metal horse for metal working

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Metal horse for metal working

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Metal horse for metal working

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Metal horse for metal working

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Metal horse for metal working

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Metal horse for metal working

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Metal horse for metal working

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Metal horse for metal working

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Metal horse for metal working

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Metal horse for metal working

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Metal horse for metal working

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Metal horse for metal working

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Metal horse for metal working

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knoba – Metal Horse – 2010.dxf

Forum – mig-welding.co.uk

Hammerite – Direct to Rust Metal Paint

Wilton – 1550 High-Visibility Safety 5” Vise with Swivel Base

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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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