Woodwork awl

Recycled from a well-worn & much favoured Stanley philips 201 screwdriver. Re-ground & oil stone honed with 4 sided point
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Awesome as a point awl (marking accurate; screw / drill points with brad point bits, flat bits & forstners)
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Tool throat LED

CAD stick-on templates, polycarbonate sheet & LED module
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Module detail, 240v ac in, 20w out
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All 8 holes drilled, cut out centre with fret saw/coping saw
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Machined with laminate trimmer (small router)
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All cleaned up. Lens (top), body (left) & module (right).
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Very slim profile, very bright.
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What’s in the CAD file…
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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 – 2018.dxf

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Spool winder unwinder

Takes many sized spools
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Wire holder & hex key holder
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Adjustable friction clutch
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What’s in the CAD file…
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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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Bobbin spool keepers

Threads on bobbins, threads on spools, all very messy.
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stick is cut & lacquered, hair band is cut & wire wrapped at top of stick, bead is glued on, loop is made with small crimp in end of hair band.
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Neat.
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What’s in the CAD file…
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Materials:
Per item;
1 x 100mm nail stick (hoofer)
1 x 12mm wooden bead
1 x elastic hair band
1 x 2mm i/d crimp (bead/electrical)
wrapping wire
pva glue
varnish/lacquer

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knoba – bobbin spool keeper – 2018.dxf

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Steel thumbscrews & jig

What I’m making: M8 wingbolt
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Made these tabs to weld onto bolt heads (details in CAD file below)
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Replacing these plastic ones (some have broken)
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Stock used in making a welding & alignment jig (to help make the wingbolts)
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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)
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Countersunk 90° included angle (underside)
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Marked all & drilled (8mm) holes in uprights
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Going to plug weld (MIG) through holes to base
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Using a wingbolt tab, as a spacer, wrapped in masking tape to add some clearance
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Welded
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Dressed with angle grinder flapwheel
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Marked and sliced through only the angle iron sections
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Cleaned up
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Nuts, bevelled, threaded & marked. From hex stock
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90° included angle
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Different threaded nuts
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Nuts hold the bolts in good contact & alignment
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Tabs are centre marked, drop in with good alignment, ready for welding
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What’s in the CAD file
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knoba – steel thumbscrews & jig – 2018.dxf

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3in1 metal working machine extras

Acquired a bare 3in1 metalwork machine (bends, cuts, rolls).
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Machine needed a sturdy base.
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Detail in the CAD file below
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Chassis finished.
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Made a shelf to catch cut sheet from perforated aluminium.
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Shelf being trialled.
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Machine on base.
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I make tool socks for my equipment.
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Elastic stitch, eyelet, nylon cord and plastic holder thing.
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Keeps tooling with the machine for adjustment / maintenance.
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I also make covers for my equipment. Poly cotton.
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Detail in the CAD file below
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Identical scales on both slip roll adjusters. Machined from ally.
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Stamped & levelled thread bottoms so both top settings match.
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Added a fence carrier to keep it with the machine.
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Ready for work, or storage.
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Materials:
1.5m x 50mm x 6mm f/s
6.0m x 50mm x 3mm shs
1m x 2mm x 12mm i/d chs
4 x castors
4 x M10 Bolts x 50mm
12 x M12 Bolts x 70mm
4 x M10 Washers
12 x M12 Washers
4 x M10 Square Weldnuts
12 x M12 Hex Weldnuts
8 x 50mm x 50mm Black Square Plastic End Caps
Paint, Direct to metal, light blue
Polycotton 2m x 1.1m
Polyester Thread
2.5m Ball chain

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knoba – 3in1 metal working machine stand – 2017.dxf

knoba – 3in1 metal working machine cover – 2017.dxf

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Oil pen

Oil in can.
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Old felt tip pen.
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Oil pen. Good for controlled oiling without dripping (hinges, clocks, etc.).
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