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Offline Joules

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A little something for the evening Sir...
« on: December 02, 2017, 04:44:07 PM »
Been on my to do list for a while now.   Simple turning, bit of drilling, tapping and knurling to make a setting hammer.   Some scrap brass I had behind the shaper and a bit of Delrin left over from work stuff.   Kept me in the workshop for a couple of hours, as tea was also cooking in the workshop stove, so good excuse to keep an eye on it cooking.  The stove has been heaven these last few days with sub zero temperatures.

The hammer is a finger tool for setting up work where it needs a small adjustment or tapping down against a surface.  It also comes in handy for centering work in the lathe with a subtle tap.  A truely handy tool to have about the workshop for lathe or mill where a hammer might be just a tad overkill.
Just get doing and make swarf, you can decide what its going to be later.   :thumbup:

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Re: A little something for the evening Sir...
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2017, 11:38:51 PM »
I'd need a handle on it or it would disappear into the Workshop gremlin's lair. Good idea and job well done.
John B
Converting good metal into swarf sometimes ending up with something useful. ;-)

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Re: A little something for the evening Sir...
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 04:41:31 AM »
Quite a handy tool and nicely made  :bow:

How about some dimensions please? I could do with something like that myself.... :)
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Re: A little something for the evening Sir...
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2017, 06:49:03 AM »
I like it too ! It reminds me of a modified auctioneers gavel I once saw. The handle was removed and the hole plugged, and it had flats filed on it so that it couldn't roll off the podium.
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Re: A little something for the evening Sir...
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2017, 06:49:29 AM »
Here you go John, measurements are a guide just adjust to the stock you have to hand.  I tapped the thread 12mm, but anything over 6mm should be fine.   Acetal, Delrin or Nylon would do for the soft end.  If you only have a short bit of brass, the body can be turned in steel or alloy and mirror the threaded end.  I used a light knurl so it has quite a flat top, then you can use beer can to grip the body for the recesses to clean up the knurled area (10mm gaps)


LOL, the 1.5mm should be 2.5mm on the soft insert, and of course, all dimensions in mm,  Unless you want a really BIG hammer.
Just get doing and make swarf, you can decide what its going to be later.   :thumbup:

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Re: A little something for the evening Sir...
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2017, 09:50:22 AM »
Joules,
Thanks indeed....
Thats simething to make when the workshop arrives....( I recently moved house and have no machinery here atm....)
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Re: A little something for the evening Sir...
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2017, 02:29:28 PM »
Nicely done Joules  :thumbup:

     

   That looks a hand bit ok kit  :dremel:


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Offline Mike E.

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Re: A little something for the evening Sir...
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2017, 03:12:56 PM »

............That's something to make when the workshop arrives....( I recently moved house and have no machinery here atm....)

Me too, its a good project.  I know how you feel, my workshop equipment arrived from half way across the world, and frustratingly, it sits in storage until my garage plans are approved and I can get it built.
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Re: A little something for the evening Sir...
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2017, 03:39:22 PM »
Nicely done Joules  :thumbup:
   That looks a hand bit ok kit  :dremel:
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Re: A little something for the evening Sir...
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2017, 03:04:53 AM »
I'd need a handle on it or it would disappear into the Workshop gremlin's lair. Good idea and job well done.
John B

Put it on a leash  :thumbup:

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Re: A little something for the evening Sir...
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2017, 03:36:47 PM »
Nicely done Joules  :thumbup:
   That looks a hand bit ok kit  :dremel:
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Hey up Rob - nice to see you back!

Phil.

Evening Phil, you  got the CNC lathe running  :poke:

 Anyways just popped in for a look see. :coffee:

Cheers Rob

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Re: A little something for the evening Sir...
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2017, 06:57:17 PM »
Nicely done Joules  :thumbup:
   That looks a hand bit ok kit  :dremel:
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Hey up Rob - nice to see you back!

Phil.

Evening Phil, you  got the CNC lathe running  :poke:

 Anyways just popped in for a look see. :coffee:

Cheers Rob

Hi Rob,

Maybe if you get your CNC mill finished it will inspire me!  :poke:

I bought a cheap surface grinder earlier this year which is now clean and in grey primer but it's all in bits and I need a bigger mill to attempt to correct the wear in the knee.

Cheers.

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Re: A little something for the evening Sir...
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2017, 11:29:32 AM »
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Hi Rob,

Maybe if you get your CNC mill finished it will inspire me!  :poke:

 :lol: Aye one day I will get back on with it Phil  :dremel: