Lathe lantern T-bar

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

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knoba – Tap & die feeder

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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!
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knoba – Leather Head Knives – xcf files – 2015.zip (link below)
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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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Window grills

To protect a pair of period glazed windows from ball impact strikes.
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Low profile, near hinge side, allows window to open without impediment.
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Upright frame sections take loading from the arched mesh and dissipate shocks.
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Frames will be fitted with only the top laterals fixed (m5 countersunks).
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Balling achieved by melting ends with TIG.
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Single sided adhesive closed cell foam tape (20mm x 1.5mm).
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Homemade tucking fork used to shape the open wire ends.
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Wooden buck used to profile the weldmesh.
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knoba – Window Mesh – 2015.dxf (link below)
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knoba – Window Mesh – 2015.dxf

Parker Steel – 20 X 3mm Mild Steel Flat

Parker Steel – 2″ X 2″ X 10G GALV Weldmesh Sheet

Ebay – Black Single Sided Foam Tape Closed Cell 20mm Wide x 1.5mm Thick

Ebay – m5 Countersunk Pozi Machine Screws

Screwfix – No Nonsense Timber Decking Oil Clear 5Ltr

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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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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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Boxing speed bag

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Oak drum, 45mm o/d x 4.2mm wall mild steel tube & plate, Stainless fixings. Weighs in @ 22kg

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Turner Sports – Quality Red Vinyl Speedball with Swivel

Speed bag forum

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Changeable point live center

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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