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Shop Tip: A Fixture for Drilling Holes in Round Stock

Here’s a handy weekend metalworking project for you! This is a device to drill cross holes in round stock. It is not to be used when great accuracy is needed. This is a simple way to drill cross holes in axles and other round stock easily. I started this project as a trial to see if it would work with …

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Adjustable Tailstock for a 5C Collet Indexer

5c Collet Index Tailstock

Here’s a nice weekend metalworking project for you, an adjustable tailstock for a 5c collet indexer! I have noticed in several articles that there seems to be a lot of interest in an adjustable tailstock for a 5c Collet Indexer.  Over the years I have accumulated three of these handy gizmos and not a one of them came with a …

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Making a G0602 Cross Slide Retractor

The G0602 has proved to be a very popular lathe and has gathered a large following.  The lathe is one of the most popular once you go beyond the mini-lathe class of equipment.  With so many followers it is no wonder that a large number of improvements have been developed by the users.  Earlier I attempted to combine some of …

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Shop Tip: EZ Tap Guides

by Russ Harman Girls, boys and all the ships at sea.  Did I include everyone?  OK, here is a super simple project to burn up a Saturday or a couple nights during the week while you are waiting for the Sea Chickens (aka Seattle Seahawks) to return for the playoffs.  Far better than watching run of the mill re-runs on …

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Portable Coolant / Lube System for the Lathe or Mill

by Russ Harman Here we go fair hobby machinists, this is my first attempt at writing an article to share a rather simple idea to help my fellow brethren. Something I missed from my first Grizzly mill was the installed coolant system. Although rather messy to use it sure helped extend tool life and improve surface finish at times. I …

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