Category Archives: Projects

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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Die Holders

Occasionally, I do some external threading on the lathe on smaller stuff with threading dies.  Up until now I’ve put them in a die stock and attempted to thread that way.   It’s kind of a pain to keep the … Continue reading

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4 Jaw Chuck Part 2

In my last post I covered making a duplicate of my Hendey’s spindle threads in preparation of fitting a four jaw chuck.  I needed a piece to make a back plate out of and Gill came to the rescue by … Continue reading

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4 Jaw Chuck

I decided it would be nice if I had an independent 4 jaw chuck.  This is probably due to Adam (Abom79) on Youtube who always uses one.  They’re useful because you can move the jaws separately from the others which … Continue reading

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