Category Archives: Metalworking

Hardinge HLV Part 4: It Runs!

I’d previously tested the control system on the Hardinge by directly hooking it to a 240V receptacle but now I’m up to the point of needing a more permanent solution.  I thought about it some and decided that feeding the … Continue reading

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Automotive Tool Tray

I ran across a portable automotive tool tray while looking around online.  What is it you ask?  It’s an adjustable height, rolling, tray that is used to put mechanic’s tools on while working on a vehicle.  I thought one would … Continue reading

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Roman Scutum: Part Duo

In my last post on making my scutum I’d finished making the metal boss.  My next step was to determine what design I wanted on the front of my shield.  As mentioned before, only one shield has made it to … Continue reading

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Roman Scutum

I decided to build a Roman shield for no particular reason.  This type of shield is known as a scutum these days even though scutum is just the Latin work for shield.  Even though millions of scuta (plural of scutum) … Continue reading

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F Roller Brackets

Chris asked me to make a couple brackets for some doors he’s making.  He’s building some barn doors that will slide on a track above the door.  The brackets he wanted made will sit, mounted on the wall, near the … Continue reading

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What’s in Fritz’s head?

I was messing with the Fritz Werner mill last week drilling a small hole in some aluminum.  My mill seemed to struggle with the drilling and strained under the load.  I thought this was odd and investigated it a little … Continue reading

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Shop Circuit

The Rotary Phase Converter (RPC) I detailed a few posts back is part of a large shop circuit I’ve built.  My circuit takes is 50A 240V single phase and converts it to 240V 3phase and, via a transformer, 480V 3 … Continue reading

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