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  1. #426
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Probably my favorite project. A friend has an antique table that uses a slotted wedge to hold the legs on. He was missing one. I think my copy turned out pretty well. Done on an old Jet mill/drill, out of steel.




  2. #427
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Awesome dupe!

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    Re: Home made tools!

    Made this for my porta band....
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    Those porta-band stands are very handy, especially when you can revert back to porta-band in a minute or two.
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  5. #430
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonSpeeder View Post
    Those porta-band stands are very handy, especially when you can revert back to porta-band in a minute or two.
    Definitely...take out the three screws that hold it to the the table and put the original backing plate back on but, I usually leave it on the table more than anything. I have a mock up stand to turn it into a chop saw or you can swing it up and use it as a vertical band saw but, it's still getting minor tweaks done. Will post pics after it's fully welded.

  6. #431
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Realistically how well does that porta band work? i cant see why it wouldnt work bitchin.. I always need to make little brackets and tabs and gussets and such.. 1/8-1/4" or so. Ocasionally 3/8". would this work well for that??
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    Quote Originally Posted by fordman View Post
    Realistically how well does that porta band work? i cant see why it wouldnt work bitchin.. I always need to make little brackets and tabs and gussets and such.. 1/8-1/4" or so. Ocasionally 3/8". would this work well for that??
    Honestly, it works well enough for me to build a stand for it. Eventually, i would like to buy a new vertical bandsaw but, since I'm in the market for a new air compressor this will have to suffice. I actually use it more than my chop saw now. If you're using the 1/2" blade that is typically on the porta bands then the blade tends to wonder a bit but, you can solve that by buying a 3/4' blade. The thickest I've cut so far has been 1" solid round stock and there was no issues at all. I have the trigger zip tied but, you can pick up a foot pedal from HF for around $20. Definitely worth it if you're not trying to do production runs and have limited space.

  8. #433
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Made this to press bearings in on sheaves for ski lifts... Nothing special..


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    Quote Originally Posted by wd40prerunner View Post
    Made this to press bearings in on sheaves for ski lifts... Nothing special.
    It's very pretty. Can we get some pics of it in action?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stick-man View Post
    It's very pretty. Can we get some pics of it in action?
    Ok I will when I go back to work on Monday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wd40prerunner View Post
    Made this to press bearings in on sheaves for ski lifts... Nothing special..
    I didn't realize that it snowed in Vegas......

    How many Hours a year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhyno View Post
    I didn't realize that it snowed in Vegas......

    How many Hours a year?

    JK..

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    About an hour or two... Haha actually there are no lifts that are made by the manufacture that I work on in las Vegas the closest one is in California but the do have trams in las vegas that use the same rope and sheaves....
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Ok the first pic is a drill press table with a bolt through the vice. under the table I took a piece of 3/4 Pipe and welded it to a nut, and put a T handle across the end, now I can quickly hand tighten my vice with only one wrench- I got sick of wrenching the underside. Second is a swivel tray for the lathe. welded right to the stand. keeps all my tool holders and oils and wrenches ready to go.. I can swing it out of the way when I need to. The last two pics are of a quick and dirty bung wrench for plastic 55 gallon drums. I got sick of knuckle busting to get drums open at work, so a piece of aluminum for the socket and mild steel for the handle because thats what was available. Ive punched out some cheesy two pronged ones in the past but this one is dead on perfect bite. and I know, they sell these but if I spend an entire day inside with the girlfriend its equal to two off the end of my life so ya know... gotta do something out in the garage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by citizen smith View Post
    Ok the first pic is a drill press table with a bolt through the vice. under the table I took a piece of 3/4 Pipe and welded it to a nut, and put a T handle across the end, now I can quickly hand tighten my vice with only one wrench- I got sick of wrenching the underside.

    Best investment for the drill press I have found is a X-Y table. Clamp in the part then just move the table to the desired location.


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    Re: Home made tools!

    yeah, ive been keeping my eye out for one of them theres.

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    Re: Home made tools!

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  17. #442
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    yeah, the bolt grips 99 percent of the time anyways, so its barley an issue.

  18. #443
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    about 10bucks and a bunch of time.

    The grinder is a toolpost grinder for my lathe.

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    Last edited by fredschrom; 12-27-2011 at 08:50 PM. Reason: trying to fix picture

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    lets try this again.

  20. #445
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Here is a very slow speed drill press I put together from junk I already had lying around, maybe twenty years ago.
    The blue right angle reduction gearbox has 10:1 reduction.
    The purple pulley on the very top is for the ultra slow automatic feed that this drill press happened to already have.
    Big drills and very large hole saws can be used without chatter or overheating, and it can be run slow enough not to require coolant.
    Not used very often, but quite useful to have sometimes.

    Last edited by Warpspeed; 12-27-2011 at 10:18 PM.
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    I bought a similar contraption for $15 at an auction..

    What's the purpose of the "pink" pulley? Mine don't have that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudbugone View Post

    What's the purpose of the "pink" pulley? Mine don't have that.
    On this drill press, you can engage a clutch, and the drill (or hole saw) automatically feeds down into the job without having to do it manually.
    From the top most pulley there are three stages of worm gearing to the rack on the spindle. It feeds about .003" per revolution.
    About 15 minutes to put a very large hole saw through 1" steel plate on the slowest speed, without any coolant.
    And the hole saw runs just warm, and stays sharp a very long time.
    It is slow going, but I can go away and do something else while it is working.
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    SLICK ! Pretty cool tool. I really like it now..

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredschrom View Post
    about 10bucks and a bunch of time.

    The grinder is a toolpost grinder for my lathe.

    Pic isn't working.
    Do you have a pic of the grinder set up on the lathe??
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    Quote Originally Posted by fordman View Post
    Realistically how well does that porta band work? i cant see why it wouldnt work bitchin.. I always need to make little brackets and tabs and gussets and such.. 1/8-1/4" or so. Ocasionally 3/8". would this work well for that??
    I use my porta-band saw all the time, both on the stand when I am making small brackets etc or I can remove it from the stand and put the handle and small original cutting plate back on then I can cut just about anything up to 6x6 ( I have a dewalt, the Milwaukee has a deeper cut). I cut each side separately when I need a nice straight cut.... MUCH better than those damn abrasive chop saws.
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