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Home made tools, and or modified machinery

Post by steve crawford » Mon Dec 25, 2006 7:08 am

I thought of an idea for all those who would like to share their inventions or modifications to tools. Saving money by building it yourself, I'll bet a lot of you have come up with stuff to make life easier in the shop.

The wife and I got a digital camera from our daughter so now I dont have to bug my future son-in-law. I've got a 6'' by 115'' edge sander I made years ago I would like to post pics. of.

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Post by steve crawford » Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:17 pm

Here are pics. of the sander it takes a 6'' by 120'' belt.
http://s147.photobucket.com/albums/r302 ... rd_photos/

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Post by BruceDow » Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:28 pm

way cool!

Gimme a day or so (things are a little hectic here today). I've got a few "innovations" to share.

I don't have pictures, but one of the woodworking forums at one point had pictures of the "Captain Hook" model shop-built jointer... it was fashioned around an upside-down portable planer.

(Let me be clear that I do NOT recommend this as a safe (or effective) practice)
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Post by BruceDow » Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:21 am

Steve.

Here is my favourite home-built solution... a pair of "fully adjustable, quick release" hold-down clamps for my workbench... fashioned from 2x2 pine and 3/4" hardwood dowel to match the dog holes I'd drilled in the bench... a downward whack with a hammer locks them tight, and an upward whack releases them.



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Post by lone Duck » Tue May 15, 2007 9:42 pm

Ok guys. how to build a home made scarfing tool that can scarf 2 sheets of 3/8 ply. My hands can't hold a planner very good anymore.
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Post by BruceDow » Wed May 16, 2007 4:42 am

Look at Falcon's pictures on Photobucket... He has a great picture of the homebuilt rig he used for his scarfing. He even noted on the fixture the correct angle to use.

http://s91.photobucket.com/albums/k299/falcon6667/

The scarfing picture is on page 3 of this fantastic "photo-blog".
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Post by lone Duck » Wed May 16, 2007 7:40 am

Thanks for your help Bruce, looks like I will build one.
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Horozontal boring

Post by steve crawford » Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:43 pm

You need 2 air cylinders, flow controll valves, some steel, an old wash. mach. motor and spindel, etc...etc...etc...
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Face Frame and Door Assembly

Post by steve crawford » Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:48 pm

Simple to save hundreds of $ and build you're own face frame table.
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Also with a door assembly clamping table. 3/4'' spacing between
horozontal strips for the air cylinders to slide in.
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Re: Horozontal boring

Post by GregH » Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:44 am

steve crawford wrote:You need 2 air cylinders, flow controll valves, some steel, an old wash. mach. motor and spindel, etc...etc...etc...
I'm sorry.. what does this do? Looks very cool

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Post by steve crawford » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:31 pm

That is a face frame pocket boring machine.


Here is a comercial brand which sells for $2000.00 +
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Model R200T Single Spindle Face Frame Pocket Borer
Designed for pocket joinery face frame construction. The machine provides the most efficient and economical method of frame joinery. Flush and tight joint construction is provided on all types of wood. The elimination of dowel boring, dowel and glue insertion, clamping time and joint misalignment provides up to 50% reduction in frame construction. The ability to disassemble a frame and reposition a joint without the loss of material adds to the systems productivity. The design of the pocket borer eliminates the need for glue to be applied to the joint.



STANDARD FEATURES: R200T

14-degree screw pocket
Single spindle
Pneumatic boring stroke
24" x 30" work table area
Single clamp cylinder
24" back fence with (2) stops
Chip breaker table insert
1.5 h.p. spindle drive motor
Foot actuated boring cycle
2-second pocket boring cycle
Machine weight: 600 lbs


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Post by GregH » Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:49 am

OHHHHHHHHHHHHH!.. ok now it makes a lot more sense and fits in with some of your other jigs. Very nice tool making and to suit just what you need!

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Re: Home made tools, and or modified machinery

Post by Glen P » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:06 pm

Steve I wondered if I could get more info on your door clamp you made? Been wanting to make one for my shop.

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Re: Home made tools, and or modified machinery

Post by joshuab » Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:49 am

Here is a homemade puller i built a while back
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I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: Home made tools, and or modified machinery

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:50 am

INSTALLING DRAIN TUBES:

This is a task that I've found to be a little of a problem. The fit is really tight after I put epoxy in the hole.

Put a heavy fender washer under a bolt head. Put the bolt through the sleeve and boat with a smaller washer under the nut. This can be used to press the tube through the wood. When it bottoms out it won't move any more. Use the bolt head as a mandrel. Tap it on through with a hammer. You need the tube to project 1/8" to 1/4". Now tighten the nut. The smaller washer will dish a little and the tube will start to flair. It may fair more on one side and stop. Take the bolt out and tap the rest of the flair with the hammer.

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