Tuesday , February 20 2018
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Turn Your Magnetic Drill into a Functional Drill Press

Those of you who frequent the forum may have already seen this nifty little project, but I thought I’d share it with the rest of you. Vernon Peterson came up with a great idea when he decided to build a base for his Magnetic Drill. Personally I’ve always wanted a Mag Drill, but I’ve never had a project that required …

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New Project: Homemade Metal Lathe 260mm x 1000mm (10″ x 40″)

I’ve been meaning to post this for over a year now. So my apologies to Michele for taking so long to share this. By now you’ve all probably come across Dave Gingery’s book on building a metalworking lathe from scratch. Michele from Belgium seems to have done just that, but he didn’t use Gingery’s plans. He made his own! Michele …

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New Project: Plans for a MT3 Die Holder (for 1″ and 1.5″ Dies)

Here’s a set of plans for a handy Die Holder that fits any lathe with a #3 Morse Taper tailstock. The aluminum body of the die holder holds the die perpendicular to the axis of the spindle rotation and rotates freely around a steel shaft firmly inserted into the tailstock. This ensures that your part is threaded perfectly. Here’s a …

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New Project: Plans for a Versitile Mill Vise

I found this nifty little vise over on the Prints and Plans Yahoo group, posted by “SterTrak”. The design allows for the vise to be as large as the length of your mill’s table – which makes it great for holding larger parts. But as you can see from the pictures, it works just as well for smaller items. If …

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