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Prentiss Vise Nut Removal

I’ve received a few questions about how I got the lead screw out of my vise.  I figured I’d throw up a quick post with a few pics. I dug back in to some old pics and found one showing … Continue reading

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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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Armstrong C Clamps

I was at a local store the other day that has used tools and ran across some C clamps.  Not regular C clamps though.  Massive ones.  They’re don’t have the largest capacity that I’ve seen but they’re tops when it … Continue reading

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Rotary Phase Converter

To power my mill and lathe I bought a while back I’ve got to design and install a circuit in my shop that will provide 480V 3 phase power. I’ve completed the design portion with the help of some folks … Continue reading

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Three Phase Transformer

I was finally able to track down a three phase transformer that was near me.  This will allow me to convert three phase 240V to three phase 480 volt required by the mill and lathe.  Though I only need a … Continue reading

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With the coming of spring, my time in the garage has been reduced to almost zero.  A such, I don’t have much of the typical fare to post about.  Instead I’ve been doing yard stuff such as mowing, beating back … Continue reading

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Quick Change Tool Post Holder Rack

The quick change tool post for the metal lathe make use of tool holders.  I needed a way to store the tool holders and keep them close by while working on the lathe.  I looked around online to see what … Continue reading

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