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Offline Bernd

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Finger Plate
« on: March 23, 2010, 12:55:50 PM »
Ok, I finally have the finger plate "almost" complete. By almost I mean I still need to knurl the knobs. But that's another project all together.

Now as I said in the Logan Lathe thread in the The Water Cooler. I was stopped short because I couldn't single point a thread do to lathe problems. Here's the thread in case your interested: http://madmodder.net/index.php?topic=2861.0

Anyway here's what Guy's "finger plate" looks like.


Here I've finished the 5/16-18 thread and am checking to see if the lock down nut fits. Perfect fit.


Here are all the parts that make up the finger plate as I did it.


Here are all the parts assembled ready for use.


And here it is in use drilling a hole in a round part.


That's it. Questions will be answered if you have any. :wave:

Another useful tool finally done. Now on to the next project. I've discovered if I don't mention what my next project is I will be more likely to work on it and get it done.  :ddb:

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Re: Finger Plate
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2010, 03:23:53 PM »
That's a very nice finger plate Bernd, much nicer than the couple of rough and ready ones I have knocked together in the past. You will find it very useful. :thumbup:

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Re: Finger Plate
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2010, 04:54:43 PM »
Bernd

Nicely done Bernd. That will be a handy little tool to have around. :ddb: :ddb:
Now I have to wonder is he going to finish up one of the other projects or has he got a new project in mind.  :doh: I guess time will tell.  :coffee:

Cheers  :beer:

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Re: Finger Plate
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2010, 06:24:28 PM »
Tel,

Thanks. It should come in handy for those small model railroading jobs.

Don,

Thanks.

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Now I have to wonder is he going to finish up one of the other projects or has he got a new project in mind.
No way your going to get that one out of me.  :lol: Just remember kitchen cabinets take top priority.  :lol:

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Re: Finger Plate
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2010, 10:55:55 PM »
Nice work Bernd. One of the things that is on my list... if work ever lets me breathe!

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Re: Finger Plate
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2010, 11:33:13 PM »
That turned out quite nice, Bernd.  A handy fixture I've had on my list for, (good grief), about ten years!

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Re: Finger Plate
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2010, 01:28:41 PM »
Very nice!

Little fixtures like that one are indispensible for working with small parts.

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Re: Finger Plate
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2010, 08:38:33 PM »
Thanks guys.

Believe it or not I'm working on a few more. Don't know where this burst of  :proj: came from, but I hope it stays awhile.

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Re: Finger Plate
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2010, 02:59:58 PM »
Nice one Bernd  :thumbup:  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Finger Plate
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2010, 08:47:59 AM »
Appreciate it rob. :wave:

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Re: Finger Plate
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2010, 05:47:42 PM »
Bernd,I picked up the very same thing at a "bring 'n buy"at our club.It's a very useful item for holding small parts to be worked on.

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Re: Finger Plate
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2010, 02:46:06 AM »
A very nice bit of work Bernd.

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Re: Finger Plate
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2010, 08:48:27 AM »
Thanks for all the cudo's guys. Really appreciate it.

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Re: Finger Plate
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2010, 08:57:35 AM »
You deserve it Bernd  :clap: those bits look so well machined they could have been bought from a store  :)
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