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Forum topic by Greg, B. posted 818 days ago 1213 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Greg, B.

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818 days ago

Since I am a machinist I thought I would make me some brass set up bars. We have plenty of scrap brass plate because of the type work we do. Took me about an hour to finish all four bars.


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NiteWalker

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#1 posted 818 days ago

Nice job!
I use my set I bought from rockler almost daily. They come in handy.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#2 posted 817 days ago

Are these for setting up machinery?

-- Chris G. ; Los Angeles, CA

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Bertha

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#3 posted 817 days ago

You should sell those!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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NiteWalker

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#4 posted 817 days ago

I was thinking that as well! There’s a few sizes I don’t have that I could use for sure.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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Greg, B.

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#5 posted 817 days ago

Chris,
No these are for setting the height of router bits.

Our boss at work lets us use scrap that we have at the shop but only if we use it for ourselves, so no selling them LOL.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 817 days ago

I don’t think you would be making big bucks anyhow since Rocklers set of 6 sells for $15.00 .I’m guessing a machinest makes a lot more than that per hour. these still look great, good job.

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waho6o9

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#7 posted 817 days ago

Set up bars work great, I like the 1” x 2” x 3”, blocks as well. You can get them on Ebay at a reasonable cost.
It saves time on set ups. YMMV.

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syenefarmer

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#8 posted 816 days ago

Nice boss you have there, especially if he let you make those on his time.

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Greg, B.

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#9 posted 816 days ago

LOL Syene…..I stayed after work and done them.

I have to keep my 1,2 3 blocks at work just in case I need them.

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 816 days ago

Do you have stock thick enough to make Brass 1 2 3 blocks from ?

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Greg, B.

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#11 posted 814 days ago

Yes. We have up to 1 1/2 thick brass plate.

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 814 days ago

Maybe you could make a set of Brass 1 2 3 blocks for use around your woodworking equipment : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Greg, B.

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#13 posted 800 days ago

I think I will do just that!

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#14 posted 800 days ago

Nice job. I love using the set up bars.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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