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 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
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Better than keyring style rings, these quickly lock into, and out of, place
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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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Metalwork mallets

large diameter heads & long reach heads in double wedge, round & flat
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Heads are home grown & seasoned holly, wedges are mahogany & handles are beech.
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Handles turned from old table legs, spoke shaved ovoid, danish oiled and burnished smooth with 00 wire wool.
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Added extra weight with heated and shrunk rings
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3 smaller mallets, beech dowel handles, holly heads.
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All heads danish oil soaked in poly bag, finish left on heads
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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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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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knoba - tool throat LED

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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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knoba - spool winder unwinder

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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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Thumb wheel jig

Jig & threaded blank
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Freshly machined thumb wheel blank
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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!
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knoba - thumb wheel jig

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What’s in the CAD file…
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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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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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