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My shop #3: Is my shop to small or do I have to many tools?

02-08-2015 03:34 PM by Dutchy | 10 comments »

Is my shop to small or do I have to many tools? It,s up to you. For the small machines I have thought making flipover stands, but on one stand I could put two, maybe three, machines on it. After thinking and trying I came to a solution and put five machines on a small bench. I can use all five without a lot of change. Overvieuw: Drawers for drills and so on: Drill table hanging on the left side: Drill press with mounted table: On the back a flexible drilling shaft and also p...

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Delta 46-715 Lathe Refurbish Project #2: Tach, Toilet and Grinder

01-02-2015 12:46 AM by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 3 comments »

The tachometer came in yesterday. Now, I’m ready to start working on determining the pulley sizes. I did read, understand and follow all the instructions that came with the my tachometer. After putting the refective sticker on the flywheel of the motor, I was able to determine that the maximum speed of the motor is 6200 RPM’s. That speed is about twice as fast as I need it so my pulley ratio should be around 1:2. I found a pulley calculator online and I have an idea of the size...

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Tools #3: Grinding and polishing station

03-18-2014 12:19 AM by PASs | 3 comments »

I have a thing for filing cabinets. I have 19 (nineteen) in my shop.I get them for free or dirt cheap off Craig’s List. And they are all high quality (Hon or equivalent.)A couple weeks ago I decided to consolidate my two grinders on separate stations into one master station.My main grinder was set on a rolling tool stand. It has the lathe sharpening setup underneath. The second grinder is a cheapo for general purpose grinding. The goal was to mount them back-to-back in the (futile...

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Prairie Tool Co. Model 85 Grinder Restoration #3: Grinder tool rest

11-26-2012 05:08 AM by Rick M. | 0 comments »

Inspired by Rmac’s tool rest here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/44468 After building the base I decided to simplify things a bit, eliminating the sliding piece on top as I won’t be needing it and using a single pivoting support under the tool bed allowing greater range of angles. I used 3/4” material instead of 1/2”. It’s not quite done, there is a 1/4” dowel acting as the pivot pin until I get to the store and buy a 1/4” carriage bolt and wingn...

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Prairie Tool Co. Model 85 Grinder Restoration #2: Elbow grease and regular grease, applied.

11-25-2012 05:34 AM by Rick M. | 4 comments »

After disassembling, cleaning, greasing, oiling and reassembling, I scraped and wire brushed the exterior then applied a coat of light coat of oil and wiped off the excess. She purrs like a kitten now. Better image of the unusual grease zerk. It can actually be seen now that I’ve removed about 1/16” of crud. Voila! This thing spins like a top, they sure knew how to make ‘em back in the day. It’ll outlast me. The original intent was to degrease...

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Prairie Tool Co. Model 85 Grinder Restoration #1: Revitalizing a hand crank grinder

11-25-2012 01:43 AM by Rick M. | 3 comments »

This came in today, a hand crank grinder, model 85, from Prairie Tool Co. Prairie du Chien, WI.; made sometime after 1920. Auction photo. My pics. These are all before I took it apart, cleaned, oiled/greased. I’ll get new pics after dinner. For some reason my youtube video is not showing up. FIXED! The threads were in rough shape. After buying a 7/16×20 nut and filing the threads a bit I finally realized they were left handed… another trip to the har...

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Sharpening Bench #1: Building a Sharpening Bench

10-21-2012 04:22 AM by bobasaurus | 3 comments »

Well, it’s been a disheartening day. My lifelong family friend and mentor in both woodworking and science recently died, and his funeral was held this morning. He ended up taking his own life, completely out of the blue without any warning or reasons that could be seen. Recovering from the shock has involved a lot of appreciation for the things I love in life, including woodworking. Thus, I’ve been spending a lot of time in the shop on this project and thought I would take the...

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Shop Improvements #6: Bench Grinder Toolrest

12-12-2011 11:00 PM by wolflrv | 5 comments »

Made this little grinder toolrest to sharpen my lathe tools. I’ll probably still build the wolverine type jig too, but needed this first. Also included in this post are a couple of shots of the set of lathe tools and draw knife, I got for $10 at a garage sale, as well as my new mini set. I know I’ll probably need other stuff, but figure this will get me started. Most of the lathe stuff I plan to do will be part of building more model cars and toys, so it’ll be mostly small p...

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Work(shop) in Progress #17: Sharpening Station

10-28-2011 09:04 PM by PurpLev | 4 comments »

When I started working with bladed tools (chisels/planes/etc) I wanted a sharpening system that was on the cheap, small and storable and versatile. I chose to start with the scary sharp, and used sand papers from 100grit (rough shaping and cleaning nicked blades) to 2500 for final honing and green compound for touch ups. I added the Veritas MK-II honing guide and was using it for reshaping/resestting blades and honing them through the grits. While this method worked for the time I wanted s...

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Driftwood table #2: Research and a bit of work continues

08-15-2011 06:45 PM by peterrum | 1 comment »

Some of the outside surface of the piece and the inside of the stump are very rough and needed a bit of grinding. Again a little bit of research and I found another woodworker who was using a Kutzall grinding head on his work so I decided to try the same. I went online and ordered one for my angle grinder and one for my die grinder. They arrived fairly quickly in the mail so I put them to work. They have worked pretty good, they remove alot of wood fast which is what I was looking for. W...

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