Category Archives: Use

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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Subwoofers

I decided to upgrade the stereo in my car by changing out the head unit (to one with blue tooth connectivity) and replacing the stock speakers.  Afterwards, I was disappointed in the bass.  I don’t have a desire to knock … 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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The Fritz Werner Mill Runs!

Yay!  The vertical mill runs!  It turns out that once I put power to the mill and figured out how to run it, the mill ran fine.  The fuses for the pump motor had fallen apart but once replaced,  the … Continue reading

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Multimeters

Over the Christmas holiday, I was out of town and picked up a three phase motor to use in my phase converter.  I wanted to check out the windings with a digital multimeter to make sure they weren’t open or … 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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Cutting a Thread with a Thread Micrometer

When making threads on the lathe, you need a way to correctly size the threads.  Threads are a lot more complicated than you’d think at first and they have many critical dimensions.  I don’t pretend to be an expert on … Continue reading

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