Tag Archives: metalworking

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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Machinery Hunting

I was on the Practical Machinist forum the other day and came across a post about machinery heading to the melting pot.  I clicked on it and found out that a scrap yard had bought out a closed down machine … Continue reading

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Big Lathe – Little Parts

My wife wanted some metal nose pads for her eye glasses.  I thought I’d try my hand at making some….again.  More one that in a few.  So, relatively big lathe making relatively little parts.  At least it is for me. … 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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Making a T-Bolt for the Hendey Lathe

In the process of grinding the jaws on my lathe, I tightened down one of the compound bolts…but it never got tight.  Hmm.  I looked at it carefully and noticed the nut and stud were both turning.  Not good.  I … Continue reading

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Flap Wheel Adapters

Chris, from One Tool at a Time, and I attended an Estate sale yesterday.  We found a couple things to buy.  One of the items he found was a flap wheel.  The flap wheel has a hole for a 1″ … Continue reading

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Hendey Lathe

I hope you’re ready for another large project because I have one.  I responded to a blurry picture of a metal lathe on Craigslist.  Eventually, I was finally able to meet the seller to pick it up.  I’d found out … Continue reading

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