Stuff you have made today

  1. rockweasel Member

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    I'm using a hand held circular saw. The blade is not what you would call "fine". I've reduced the depth of the cut, but will try to reduce it a bit more.
     
  2. Dennis Aspö

    Dennis Aspö Member

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    Found some sprockets for the pots, turned out to work as kinda cool looking dials. Better spring acquired and some steel wire. Pedal feels better to actuate now. Next step is get the 3rd pot hooked up to the actual movement of the pedal. Then I can mount the electronics and switch. And finally make a cable. I'm gonna try etching a circuit board now actually.

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  3. selectedgrub

    selectedgrub Member

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    Shaping brace

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  4. robdxr2

    robdxr2 Member

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    What I've made this week from drawing to laser to pressbrake to welder to this

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    They are covers for a Amada em punch that came from Poland its had a hard life
     
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  5. AndersK Member

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    Havent done any metalwork since march but started a small portable fixture table.
    8mm steel top

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  6. WorkshopChris Forum Supporter

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    If you can clamp something to the sheet to use as a guide to run the saw along, its normally the top that splits with the better finish on the underside, you can also overcome this by scoring the top, set the blade to just cut about 2mm then re set and run all the way through.
     
  7. Jim Davey

    Jim Davey RH Davey Welding Supplies

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    Sandwich the ply with a sacrificial sheet of something inexpensive or an offcut over the top, this will prevent breakout at the top edge of the cut as the fragile top laminate will be retained by the piece above.
     
  8. robdxr2

    robdxr2 Member

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    wouldn't like to carry the portable table far :laughing: good idea for small workshop will it fold down
     
  9. rockweasel Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I've been trying both the sacrificial wood and reducing the depth of the saw blade and both have made a big improvement.
     
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  10. AndersK Member

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    Yes it will fold, and have two rollers.
    The clamps will be used to lock in both positions

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  11. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Can I ask how much the plate cost [also, was it supplied pre-drilled?] and what the hole centres are please?

    That'd be better than my current set up, which is 'adequate' for my current needs but is difficult to clamp stuff to, and I might get one made if it isn't/wasn't wallet-busting.....:ashamed:

    Edit: Just noticed your pic of the mag drill :ashamed: ,so assume you did the holes yourself....:thumbup: Also, where did you source the clamps?
     
  12. Jim Davey

    Jim Davey RH Davey Welding Supplies

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    He took a picture of the drilling machine so I think he made it himself.
     
  13. Fintray

    Fintray Forum Supporter

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    Try Googling "Stauff pipe clamps" and you'll get plenty of options.
     
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  14. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

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  15. AndersK Member

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    @slim_boy_fat
    Bought a plate about 1200x1200x8 mm for about 30£.

    Stauff clamps are the same. mine came from a local hydraulic store, about 3£ each.

    Pattern is 100 mm between holes and 50 mm between rows. 16 mm holes.

    As mentioned I drilled them with magdrill and Rotabest core drill. Like cutting butter ;)

    I will make clamps like the Stronghand Insert-a-clamp to use in the holes.
     
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  16. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    :thumbup: Many thanks!
     
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  17. Migmac

    Migmac Member

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    IMG_0257.JPG Well we got talked with making reindeer for the school Christmas Faye. I thought 12 or so, oh teacher thought 40 would be good. Ended up making 46 smallish ones and 2 large ones. Did the two large ones today. All made out of logs and branches, we just do the bodies and the school kids finish them of with eyes, noses and scarves. Here are the 2 big ones
     
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  18. dobbslc

    dobbslc Forum Supporter

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    Errr....
     
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  19. roofman

    roofman Purveyor of fine English buckets and mops

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    Sometimes less is more and your wording made me laugh hard and loud...Errr:laughing::laughing::laughing:
     
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  20. dobbslc

    dobbslc Forum Supporter

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    Having read your recent post I'm glad I could help :laughing::hug:
     
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