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Forum topic by Greg, B. posted 05-25-2012 12:46 AM 1241 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Greg, B.

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05-25-2012 12:46 AM

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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#1 posted 05-25-2012 02:37 AM

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 05-25-2012 03:09 PM

Are these for setting up machinery?

-- Chris G. ; Los Angeles, CA

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#3 posted 05-25-2012 03:50 PM

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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#4 posted 05-26-2012 03:02 AM

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 05-26-2012 03:51 AM

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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#6 posted 05-26-2012 04:09 AM

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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#7 posted 05-26-2012 04:48 AM

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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#8 posted 05-26-2012 01:06 PM

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

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#9 posted 05-26-2012 10:30 PM

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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#10 posted 05-26-2012 11:15 PM

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

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#11 posted 05-28-2012 07:53 PM

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

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#12 posted 05-28-2012 08:42 PM

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

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#13 posted 06-12-2012 12:57 AM

I think I will do just that!

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#14 posted 06-12-2012 01:00 AM

Nice job. I love using the set up bars.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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