A couple of ball turners. Number One: I wanted a tool I could just mount in the tool post rather than one that sits on top of the cross slide.
Mil/drilll Stop by thehomeengineer - Hi AllI made this very simple milling/drill stop 20 years ago, as I was shocked at the price of commercially made ones, which also looked a bit awkward to use. I wanted something quick and simple to set. Also not only restricted to a machine vice but usable with the dividing head, indexing head, angle plate, vee blocks etc. on both the mill and drilling machines.I use this daily and is one of the most useful tools I have ever made for the mill/drill. If
Hi, Here is a leather apron, made for the shop. I was inspired by a great luthier friend of mine who has one similar, and also by my grand'ma who had
Low Profile Milling Vice by firstname.lastname@example.org - I needed something different in order to hold some wide stock on the milling table and came up with this:A simple make for this is available here along with tips:Low Profile Clamp
Here is a pic of my latest project. It's a mill tilting table. most all my builds are just chicken scratches.
DIY Surface Grinder by tonyfoale - A while back I made a toolpost grinder for my lathe from a treadmill DC motor and the spindle from a small mill/drill that I found at a flea market. Click thumbnails for full size.I also used it on my T
Software Defined Edge Finder - Homemade software-defined edge finder constructed from ATTiny85 processor, capacitors, resistors, transistors, LED, DIP socket, aluminum rod, copper-plated clip, batteries, and a project box. Compatible with a Centroid CNC.
Automated Pimped Router Table by Bellevue Woodshop - I built my third router table with all the bells and whistles I had missed on the previous versions, during my years of woodworking.This build included some automation, but the biggest improvement ( in my opinion) is the flip up trimmers.Video in the bottom of the post!!The router lift is built from an old sliding unit for a pneumatic cylinder.Driven by an old cordless drill hooked up to an acme thread via belt and pulley setup.Cu
Keyway Cutter by LMMasterMariner - Made keyway cutter which I needed to cut keyways in 14 gears and 2 pulleys for my present project (external lathe headstock gearbox - still in progress, but I can see the end).Made from 16 mm dia stainless steel round bar. Very simple to make but some elbow grease was used when filling the square hole for 6 x 6 mm square HSS bit. It can be used in lathe and drill.CheersLMMasterMariner
Lathe Carriage Stop Multiple with Unlimited Number of Stops. Cartridge Design by jjr2001 - Well ok, I only made 4 adjustable stops for mine. However the number is unlimited due to the cartridge design.The two main blocks were milled from hot rolled that I had on hand.The gate was made with the same.Cartridges are made of 1018 1/2