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was a Popular Mechanics project that required castings but it can be
made using hot rolled steel flats. Excellent
set of plans and drawings. This project is very well done.
It's not too late to DOUGH-NATE!
interesting way to cut a taper.
it's a very small compressor, it's an intriguing configuration.
The designer says it will pump up a 6 cu-ft tank to 25 psi in 25
minutes. This is a good high school science project or aquarium
drawings although only a brief discussion, this project could easily be
|Compressed Air Reserve Tank||If you're going to build the compressor above, you'll need a reserve tank or this project can be a carry-along supply of compressed air? This project shows you how to modify one of those gas grill propane tanks.||Bolt
was submitted to me by Andrés Gonzales. It's a truly
amazing lathe design. Made mostly from pipe, fittings and angle
bar it has a 4½" swing and 10" between centers.
you have been looking for an oven design to cure powder paint, this is
it. This oven was designed long before anyone ever thought of
powder coating metal. It was originally intended for heat
the principals of stretch and pull tube bending and then scale up this
project to bend your roll bars or go-kart frame.
Press Speed Reducer
a jackshaft that attaches to the side of a drill press. Depending
on how the step pulley is belted, the final drive speed can be quite
Chuck Offset Taper Attachment
offset taper attachment for the other end of the lathe.
a 12VDC electric pencil for marking on metal but it looks like it can
be scaled up to be a passivator for stainless steel.
ways to extend the capacity of your raqdial saw or similar tool.
type grit blaster, everything is home made except the hoses.
||Single Post Adjustable Work Support||A companion project perhaps to the saw table above. Good, soild designed work support.|
brief but informative discussion of the art of hardening steel.
project should make you really popular with the neighbors and
your local EPA.
very simple and straightforward lathe. Exteremly well detailed
project. One that could possibly be scaled up.
can turn 3" IPS with this simple attachment
a set of drawings for construction by more of a pictorial discussion of
lathe design. A good engineer could design his own lathe from
let the title fool you. This is an excellent explanation of the
principal of tube bending and the drawings are very detailed.
project shows some great concepts of lathe attachments.
well drawn 3-D drawings and an excellent description, this is a well
positively brilliant idea. There are no moving parts or
electronics involved. This device works on the frequency of
florescent shop lamps. You can find other versions of the
same theme here
||Spherical Cutting Tool for a Lathe||This project is very well detailed with lots of great photographs and drawings. It's a device that makes cutting spherical radii on your lathe a piece of cake.|
|Center Punch Sharpening Jig||This
fixture holds your center punch to provide for a perfect point every
time you sharpen it.
||Quite well detailed lathe spindle. Three pages and fully dimensioned.|
|Mill Fly Cutter||Made
from ¼" hex stock and 5/8" bar, this is a very simple but useful
||Lathe Boring Bar||This lathe tool post boring bar is from Model Engineer, October, 1951. It's ¾" diameter by 9" long.|
|Welding Table||For about $50 you can built this spacious table with casters and a bracket to hold your torch. This project is from the Lincoln Welders WEB page with spelling and grammar corrected.||Shaper||Excellent drawings and explanation of how to make a small shaper.|
detailed tooling drawings and procedural instructions. Two pages.
||Nope, it's not a house key cutter. It's an internal machine key cutter made from square stock. It's intended for locking in a lathe chuck but I can see how some adaptation will allow for it to be used in a drill press.||Compressed
any air compressor delivers a small amount of oil and sediment to the
air lines. This eventually winds up in your air tool or paint
gun. A good filter is heavy money. This single page
discussion shows how to make a filter using ordinary steel wool and a
piece of thick wall tube for not much cost at all.
buy a chop saw when you can make one from stuff lying around? The
abrasive disc mounts directly to the shaft of a furnace blower
motor. Two pages with good drawings.
Duty Cut-Off Saw
the chop saw isn't big enough for your needs, take a look at this
baby. It's a real heavy duty unit with a 1.0 HP motor. Four
a Lathe Chuck
step by step instructions for fitting a new chuck to your lathe.
one is made from a washing machine. Four pages show how to make
this without spending any money except for fasteners.
Practice & Procedure
||As the title implys, this is a five page primer on milling machine operation||Power
to #1, this one is a little beefier and more difficult to make.
Six pages of photos, drawings and instructions.
Arm Saw Table
||Although this is a wood working project, I needed a saw table so I looked at this one. It's so well done I've included it.||Wood
swing and made from auto engine parts, this is a really good concept.