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Re: Shops, tools, materials and tips

Postby TripleF » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:54 am

WOW.....knice find Kaleb!! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Shops, tools, materials and tips

Postby muskrat man » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:13 pm

Dale, I had one of those, make sure you mount the plate to a rigid backing like plywood. and don't load it up with too much heavy stuff. I had one I loaded up with nuts/bolts and screws. It only lasted about 4 months. I still have all the trays, the back part is the weak link.
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Re: Shops, tools, materials and tips

Postby orvet » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:16 pm

Good to know Kaleb thank you. ::tu::
I will try to hit the studs under the drywall and anchor it real solid. I appreciate the heads up. ::nod::
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Re: Shops, tools, materials and tips

Postby #goldpan » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:03 pm

Wow, everyone has a nice looking shop! I got some new equipment this week. A cabled rotary tool with foot pedal control. Variable speed too. Both hands are free to work with. I have a cable attachment for my Dremel workstation but this is better!
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Has a real drill chuck instead of the system used by Dremel.

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And I discovered that I can plug my first gen Work Sharp into the pedal and now I have slow enough speeds that it has become very versatile.

Good tool so far. ::tu:: Got it on eBay. $60.00 shipped!
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Re: Shops, tools, materials and tips

Postby Brumbydownunder » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:48 pm

Love this thread... I have learnt so much. They say “Necessity is the mother of invention” but so often in my case “lack of money is the mother of my inventions” :roll:
A couple of recent creations as I get into making slip joints from scratch – up until now most of my dabbling is around re-working existing knives.
A rise and fall gauge … the actual gauge cost $19 off that auction site the rest of the 'stuff' surfaced from various parts of my shed.

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Also I wanted to start relieving the area of the scales where the tang rotates. I don’t have a Mill or access to one so again to ‘that auction’ site for a small east/west vice $40 shipped out of China. Some other bits & bobs out of my handy shed pile and a basic drill-press becomes a rudimentary mill. I still have a few minor adjustments to make but the test-runs are going well.


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Edit ... I should have added the Chuck is pinned to the Drill press shaft to prevent it shaking loose.
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Re: Shops, tools, materials and tips

Postby #goldpan » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:27 pm

Nice set up Derek! The tools in my shop are all re-purposed. I have one drill press that a dedicated buffer as I dont have a bench mount buffer. I like it better as the speeds are slower and I have a choice of speeds. I like the way you set up your shop Derek! ::tu::
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Re: Shops, tools, materials and tips

Postby btrwtr » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:07 pm

Randy, I'm sure yo'll enjoy the variable speed rotary tool and looks like you are going to get the most out of the variable. Fantastic buy!

Derek, you are doing some great work on your tools so I'm sure the folders will follow the coarse. Great innovation.
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Re: Shops, tools, materials and tips

Postby #goldpan » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:01 pm

Well I decided to spend a few days arranging shop to make it easier to get to things since my my neck was bothering me too much to work on knives.
Here are some earlier pics from I first set things up about a year ago.
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It seems I was always getting up to look for something. Along with a bad neck I have a screwed up lower back as well. Instead of unnecessary trips for sand paper or what not I arranged things so I reach what I need without getting too often.

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The drilling and buffing stations are the same, just needed to be cleaned. ::super_happy::

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The Work Sharp, 1 inch belt sander, 4 inch belt sander and wet grinder are all located together. Makes the large grinding chores easier. ::nod::

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Sand paper, files, rotary grinder and accessories all together. ::nod::
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Re: Shops, tools, materials and tips

Postby #goldpan » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:13 pm

Breaking things up a little bit.
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I have had a stainless work bench top so I though it would be a good time to use it. Besides a such a solid work surface makes things like cutting knives apart as well as pinning them back together easier. ::tu:: This work surface gives less than just the 2 layers of plywood that I have been using.

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A friend of mine gave me a wet grinder some time back. It was missing the water tank and such so I had to rig this bottle to do the job. I drilled a hole in a block of wood and used a bolt to connect it to my "post" in order to tip it up for off. And tip it on its side to get the water flowing. Change the angle to control the flow. I made two holes in the bottle cap. One for water to come out and one to let air in. Gets the job done cheap! ::tu::

Well its time to get back to working on those small Colonial lock backs. But now I don't have to hunt for all the things I might need to take a knife apart. Or put one back together! ::nod::
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Re: Shops, tools, materials and tips

Postby Brumbydownunder » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:00 am

That is just way too tidy to be 'normal' :D

Nice work space it would be a joy to work in ... I'm envious>
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Re: Shops, tools, materials and tips

Postby orvet » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:55 am

Great ideas guys!
I love your vertical mill Grant, awesome idea!
I should be getting my other small drill press back soon. I may need to ask a couple questions on your setup.

Randy, I am jealous of all the room you have!
Outstanding layout and it seems to flow in one direction so you don't have to backtrack. Nice!

Cudos to you both!! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Shops, tools, materials and tips

Postby #goldpan » Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:46 pm

Thanks guys! The only reason its so tidy is because I just cleaned. Believe me, in a day or so I wont be able to see to bench! ::paranoid::
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