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Gallery / Re: DIY dial test indicator holder
« Last post by timby on Today at 05:42:54 PM »
They have been reading MadModder!
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Gallery / Steampunk Brushless Motor Build
« Last post by David Cambridge on Today at 04:25:24 PM »
Evening All

I've finally finished my latest project, and Iíll admit this one is a little strange.  Itís a steampunk brushless motor!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAVMHnMYqpo

David
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Gallery / Re: DIY dial test indicator holder
« Last post by timby on Today at 03:45:19 PM »
That is a very versatile attachment , they will be making those in China soon.
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Gallery / Re: DIY dial test indicator holder
« Last post by celsoari on Today at 01:43:13 PM »
You have a unique way of doing things Bravo!

thanks my big friend Tom,
greetings from Brazil
Celso Ari
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New from Old / Re: Resurrection of a CFEI 100 KVA Induction Furnace
« Last post by awemawson on Today at 12:37:13 PM »
Time to think about making a door for the 'pump house'. Needs to be something a bit more durable than B&Q pine but I'm clean out of recycled oak or any other hardwoods. No, hang on, there's an old ledged and braced  plank door in the stable keeping the rain off the straw pile that we replaced when we did a refurbish on the house some years ago - will it dismantle and provide stock ?

(Picture of it in situ before we virtually demolished the house in 2012 !)

Turns out that it was entirely screwed together making dismantling relatively easy - planks are about eight inches wide but have 1/2" grooves with inserted tongues to hold them together so you lose an inch.

Bottom edge of the door was rather water damaged from neglect but it has provided enough stock to make the new and much smaller door. I also found some chunky window sill material of odd tropical hardwood that was probably removed at the same time from which I milled a pair of  3" x 2" door jambs.

I milled the planks down to five inches so five planks for an approximately 25 inch wide door. I should have passed them through the planer thicknesser at this stage, but it didn't occur to me until I'd cut them to approximate lengths. Never mind - two passes to remove the varnish and glue. Pity it doesn't remove the screw holes as well!

So far I've got the timber and the idea but not yet fixed them together as other things crop up to distract me.

I'm thinking not to hinge this door but to make it a removable panel - possibly retained by rare earth magnets but not decided yet.
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How to's / Re: trepan tool?
« Last post by Joules on Today at 08:07:02 AM »
Cheers Bill, I thought just the tip was carbide.  Nice link Matthew, he was just down the road (a bit) from us, wish I could have seen his place before he wound it up, real shame.
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How to's / Re: trepan tool?
« Last post by BillTodd on Today at 07:45:23 AM »

Celsoari,

How big a trepanning tool? https://www.youtube.com/user/userwl2850 does some amazing deep hole drilling!

Regards, Matthew

Neat8-) remined me that broaching cutters are also trepanning tools and another useful option for making big holes
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How to's / Re: trepan tool?
« Last post by BillTodd on Today at 07:31:49 AM »
Bill, does that tool have a tendency to dive towards the centre of the hole ?  Quite aggressive rakes on the tip, something I should really have a play with, what are the tip dimensions hard to judge scale from the pictures.

It's about 3mm groove and about 30mm deep , total length about 65.

Can't say I've noticed it dive in any particular direction ,it is solid carbide.
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How to's / Re: trepan tool?
« Last post by mattinker on Today at 06:55:04 AM »
Celsoari,

How big a trepanning tool? https://www.youtube.com/user/userwl2850 does some amazing deep hole drilling!

Regards, Matthew
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