Monthly Archives: September 2015

Baby needs new shoes

(Paolo Nutini) One of those jobs you really don’t want to do but, like a frozen pipe or overflowing toilet, it’s best that it gets done sooner than later. In this case, installing leveling feet on the mill. I knew … Continue reading

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2 bolts, 4 hours

And no, I’m not quitting my day job. So, I got this new mill and I got a really nice Yuasa 4″ mill vise off ebay, stuck the vise on the mill and … crap, my hold down studs are … Continue reading

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Blind broach

There needs to be a key between the two vise tubes to keep the front jaw from rotating. The exterior one is easy to cut on the mill, the interior one not so easy. Adding to the problem is I … Continue reading

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Projectus bumpis

Tom over at OxToolCo has started a new project, cloning a Wilton baby bullet vise, something near and dear to my heart – I’ve had a 3½” bullet for decades, just love it and want one of the smaller bullets. … Continue reading

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Projectus stallis

I’m working on another comparator, because I just love things that measure and this will help me learn how to make things that move precisely and repeatably. And it ain’t easy. I’ve got a head unit that works (ie the … Continue reading

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