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Offline Chuck in E. TN

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Clamp Knurler
« on: June 24, 2011, 10:39:04 AM »
This is my version of a clamp knurler.

http://s571.photobucket.com/albums/ss157/chucketn/Machining/knurler/

It’s made from a couple pieces of ½” key stock, and ¾” x ¼” flat bar, ½” round stock for the pivots, ¼” all thread, and bolts, nuts, and springs from the junk box. I based it on the clamp knurler drawing available on the LMS website, Thor Hansen’s design, and Ken’s plans from Projects in Metal.
The knurl wheels are medium, from LMS.
I started to make the arms from key stock before I had the knurls on hand. I soon realized if I milled a slot in the key stock for a 3/8” thick knurl, the sides holding the knurl would be about 1/16” thick and probably wouldn’t hold up. Back to the drawing board!
I actually had to remake several parts as my design evolved, All in all, a fun project. You can imagine my excitement when it worked first try!
I have a ¾” x ¼” straight knurl wheel from the cheepie bump knurl from LMS. I plan to make a plain smooth wheel to match it and try it in my knurler.

Chuck in E. TN
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Re: Clamp Knurler
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2011, 11:31:37 AM »
Very nice.. makes a real pretty knurl on that aluminum.


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