Category Archives: Modification

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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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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Peerless Power Hacksaw

I finished up the Peerless power hacksaw.  At the end of the last post, I had it running but the electrical wiring wasn’t completed.  There’s a limit switch in the saw that is supposed to turn the saw off when … Continue reading

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Hendey Finishing Touches: Thumb Screws

As I use my Hendey lathe, little things stand out to me that I want to modify.  One of these things was the use of set screws to lock the scales to the cross slide and compound screws.  Most lathes … Continue reading

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Froe Fixup

I picked up an old froe from a auction store last week.  A froe is a woodworking tool for splitting wood along the grain.  It was rusty and had no handle…but not for long.  Here it is as found.  I … Continue reading

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Making an Axe or Hatchet Leather Sheath

I made a leather sheath for my hatchet today but it would work well for an axe as well if made larger.  It’s a relatively simple process and I thought I’d share. The first thing to do is figure out … Continue reading

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Square End Scraper

Scrapers are a type of tool used in wood turning.  Scrapers are held at an angle that is a little less than perpendicular to the surface and scrape material off as their name implies.  They can have any end shape … Continue reading

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