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New build a tool campaign??
matt
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Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:49 PM UTC
Who's all in for a new Build a tool campaign??? I'm getting ready to make a few jigs for my Sherline milling machine and realized we hadn't had a BAT campaign in a while.
HARV
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 01:22 AM UTC
Would love to have another one Matt. I have a few ideas so I am all for it.

Thanks,
Randy
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 03:18 AM UTC
Sounds like a great idea. Iím definitely in.


Paul H
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 06:42 AM UTC
No idea what I'm going to do, but I'm in for sure!

PRH001
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 11:04 AM UTC
These build-a-tool campaigns seem to build support slowly. Personally, I have several tools Iíd like to build or modify. Maybe we need to discuss some of the items weíre contemplating to stir interest.

Paul H
matt
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:11 PM UTC
Here's one of my ideas....



I have the precision cast plate to make it, but will do something slightly different to center it on the table.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 12:33 AM UTC


I intend to make a smaller version of this tool to fit my smaller drill press.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 05:04 AM UTC
Paul,
Is that a hold-down tool for the drill press, or a disc-punching die for use on the drill press?

PRH001
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 07:26 AM UTC
Mark,
Itís a hold down tool for drill press. I have more pics I can post later of the larger version I made for working on my hand loading stuff and hobby machine work. It holds round stock for drilling on itís other side.

Iím looking at doing one half the size for use on the precision drill press.

Paul H
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 11:39 AM UTC





Mark,
Here are two more views of the larger version of the hold down tool. Itís also useful for some PE bending but thatís only a rarity since I have other commercial PE bending tools.

Paul H
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:43 PM UTC
Would rebuild of my airbrush compressor count?
Don't know if a compressor can be considered a tool ....

I am swapping out the old, rusted through, tank and replacing it with two ex fire extinguishers.The "plumbing" needs to be rearranged due to new layout.

The only other tools I usually make are the cones I use when spin painting the "rubber" on tank road wheels ...
/ Robin
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 08:14 AM UTC
Can I submit something I've made since the last BAT campaign?

matt
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 10:22 PM UTC
Sure. I've done a paint shaker attachment for my jig saw since then too.
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 12:10 AM UTC
if i can come in with couple of things i already done count me in...
PRH001
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 12:20 AM UTC
Based on that the paint shaker build, I would think that Robinís compressor tank rework would be acceptable too, correct?

Paul H
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 12:54 AM UTC

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Sure. I've done a paint shaker attachment for my jig saw since then too.



What irony--my entry is going to be a paint shaker i made from scraps and spare hardware.

matt
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 02:35 AM UTC
*bump* anyone else interested???
PRH001
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 10:46 AM UTC
Iím hoping there will be a little more interest than just a us few... The last build a tool campaign suggestion didnít go off due to lack of participation.

Paul H
HARV
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 05:29 AM UTC
Seems like there is always just a select few of us that take past in the tool campaigns. Oh well, I guess the rest don't know what they are missing. Not sure what I will build yet. I have a list of ideas, nothing as fancy as the rest of you, but still.....


Thanks,
Randy
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 12:01 PM UTC
I am in. Don't know what yet but I will come up with something.
HARV
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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 10:53 AM UTC
Bump



Randy
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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 03:23 AM UTC
Any more takers?