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Offline raynerd

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Re: diy die filer
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2016, 02:34:08 AM »
Nice build. I was keeping up with it nicely while making the frame and crank housing but I lost it when you assembled it - I can't see how it's actually being lifted or what actually is being held on the lathe. If you get any time to take a photo, I'd appreciate it.

Looks great, nice one.

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Re: diy die filer
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2016, 03:57:13 PM »
Thanks Chris.  I took this photo this evening that may help.

The collet holds a shaft with one half of the coupling 'jaws' shrunk onto it.  The other jaws form the thrust bearing for the shaft that passes thro' and rotates in two bronze bushes that are pressed into a piece of bar that is pressed into the frame.  The shaft has a disk pressed onto it in which is threaded a crank pin.  The crank pin fits into a square bronze block that slides horizontally in the yoke.  You can see the bronze block in the photo.  the pin can be screwed into different holes in the disk at different radii to change the travel of the file.  I think I have made it sound more complicated than it actually is.  :hammer: Before I paint it I may take a photo with it all apart in an 'exploded' style which may help.


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Re: diy die filer
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2016, 12:15:21 PM »
Older electric jigsaws had the same type of crank drive.

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Re: diy die filer
« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2016, 04:21:11 PM »
So Job's a good 'un.  I finished off the uplift arm and all the mechanics are done.  All it needs is a bit-o-paint.




at some point in the future I may build a bearing guide to support smaller diameter files, mounted off the same post. :nrocks:

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Re: diy die filer
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2016, 05:17:57 PM »
Sorry, didn`t reply to your earlier post - it really did help!

Great build and thanks for sharing.

Videos now of it in full action are needed!
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Re: diy die filer
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2016, 03:36:18 PM »
Nicely done Andrew  :thumbup: 

Do you have some upcoming project that needs a die filer ?   :dremel:



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Re: diy die filer
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2016, 03:50:47 PM »
not really.  just fancied making it! 


A long while ago I started building a synchronome clock, so when I get back to it I suppose I could use it for crossing out wheels.  I found I enjoyed making the tools rather than the thing I was making the tools for.

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Re: diy die filer
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2016, 03:58:56 PM »
not really.  just fancied making it! 


  I found I enjoyed making the tools rather than the thing I was making the tools for.

 :thumbup: I can relate to that .


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Re: diy die filer
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2016, 05:21:04 PM »
I created a slightly cheesy video of the machine in action. See if you can hear the cat meowing in the background!


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Re: diy die filer
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2016, 07:10:50 PM »
That works quite well! Thanks for posting!

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Re: diy die filer
« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2016, 12:25:10 AM »
Yes I did enjoy your first video Andrew, it was good to see your project in action having followed your build thread from the beginning. I think I have said earlier that it is one of those things I have put on my build one day list.
Thanks for posting,   :clap:  :clap:
John B 
Converting good metal into swarf sometimes ending up with something useful. ;-)