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Re: Shops, tools, materials and tips

Post by muskrat man » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:00 pm

If you figure out a good dust trap for your buffer i'd like to hear it, I have black streaks along the bench, up the wall and across part of the ceiling in line with both wheels on my buffer LOL. I've tried a couple different cobbled together setups, nothing that I have tried so far works.
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Post by americanedgetech » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:07 pm

Use a pair of 90* terminal ends for a floor register, and one section of trunk.
You can cut the trunk to make a larger shield that will work for two 12" wheels.

All in you'll spend about 12 bucks.
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Use sections of sliced fuel line or similar hose to cover the sharp edges. Trust me on that one... :x
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Post by orvet » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:27 pm

That looks doable Ken.
Where do you get the ducting, Lowes?
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Post by americanedgetech » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:56 pm

Lowes, Home Depot ect.

Something that REALLY helps is pop riveting it all together. Sheet metal screws tend to vibrate loose, and you'll know it when you get "shot" w/ one.

I just found the link for Home Depot... They are almost 9 bucks there now. https://www.homedepot.com/p/10-in-x-4-i ... /100197347
I would try a local HVAC guy, and ask for a couple. They should be around 4 bucks.

The circular part that takes the duct can face into a 5 gallon pail or out of a dryer duct thru the wall, and into a bucket there. You'll want to use steel ducts so they are easy to clean. Those flexible ones actually trap the compound, and will start falling off or kinking.
Same issue w/ a dust collection system... the compound gunks it all up unless you use something like a piece of a central air conditioner filter. ::tu::
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Post by Bill DeShivs » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:20 am

I make my buffer hoods out of cardboard and duct tape. I screw them down to the bench.
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Post by orvet » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:12 am

A man after my own heart Bill! ::tu::

I appreciate a nice shop where everything is really nice, but I think having a table next to Wayne Goddard for 10 years at the OKCA show has had a lasting effect on me. Now when I see something I think how I can make it.
My existing hoods are cardboard, plastic jugs and of course duct tape. Two of my buffers are home made.
I will post a couple pics tomorrow.
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Post by americanedgetech » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:24 am

I'm almost finished with my Stiddy, and I had the camera out so I figured I'd post a pict of the progress.
The basic block is 11L17 cold finish steel. Hard surface, and a soft core so I could easily machine it without heat treating or annealing.
The tang that is on it now is 4130, and is 0.07863" thick. I have some S-7, and W-1 steel on the way to make interchangeable tangs from in varying thicknesses, and hardness.

For now there are two 1/4 x 20 machine screws holding the tang but tomorrow I am cutting a 1" round piece of 4130 lengthwise to get a half moon piece or cap to sandwich the tang with recessed cap screws onto the block. I figure that spreading that load across the bar would be much better than a couple screw heads. Plus that will leave an area for krinking.

The only other modification I need to do is add a few dimples to the surface to seat pin heads into for secure peening. I think I'll add these to the side of the block.
All in I have about 60 bucks worth of steel, and enough tang material to make around ten spares of each grade.
Time wise it took about an hour to drill the holes, tap the threads for the tang, and about 1/2 an hour in the mill to cut the end below the drift holes.

I call that time, and money well spent. ::tu::

The messy work table is just a spare table in my lab room but I needed somewhere to stage from until my shop is built,
I have a grinding, and polishing bench that I am working on building as well so I'll try to post that up tomorrow.
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Post by Tony_Wood » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:52 pm

This thread needs a bump.
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Post by doglegg » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:38 pm

Bumped it is. Nice little vice. Good for decoration as well as useful. I like the little built in anvil.

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Post by orvet » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:15 am

Great old vise Tony!
Is there a brand or any name on it?
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Post by btrwtr » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:30 am

I've had this basement shop for 3 years now. It's about the same size as the shop I had in TX but the layout is different. The cabinets came out of a demoed' trailer and they fit in perfectly. Pretty much the same equipment as the TX shop. Getting the shop ready was top priority when I moved because I had to have it up and running for many things that needed to be done in conjunction with the move in. These pictures are from a year or so ago but it was one of the few times the shop was relatively clean. The first four pictures are a separate area that adjoins the larger L shaped area. There is a large arch way and no door joining the two areas.
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Post by Doc B » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:34 am

Very nice shop, Wayne! Wish I had a place, like that, to play ::nod:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Post by cudgee » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:46 am

Fantastic photos and great workshops!!! Keep em coming, love seeing what people are doing, and their gadgets and tools. 8) ::tu::

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Post by mrwatch » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:26 pm

one of my knife and wood carving tool sharpener's. leather wheel has a buff in front when needed or off.
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Re: Shops, tools, materials and tips

Post by Meridian_Mike » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:19 pm

Y'all are just too organized!
My work area looks like CHAOS .... LOL....

Sometimes... I even organize my chaos .....

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