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First of all, I did not set out to to do lots of projects, to modify the equipment that I had purchased, nor see the need to, in the beginning.
However, it was obvious, as things moved forward, that this was going to be necessary.
I always tend to purchase the best quality equipment that I can, however there are times when this may not be the best idea.
If you are purchasing equipment for commercial use, longevity is important, along with reliability. Having tools break, or not work on a project means a loss of revenue.
Spending money on expensive equipment that will last longer makes good sense.
However, if you are a ‘Do-It-Yourselfer’ is the same still true? Some of these projects are about repairing or replacing parts, some are enhancements, and some are the need just to have what I wanted that I could not purchase off the shelf.
So sit back, and take a look at the listings below:
Project: Project Date:
Metal Arrives & Drill Rollers 7 April 2017
Metal arrives for the bench build.
The drill press table is very small, and impossible to hold any large objects for drilling, this is how we fix it.
Quick Release Mounts 24 April 2017
Electrics 21 May 2017
Blue Wall Cabinet 27 May 2017
I needed a cabinet above my new workbench, but first I needed something to mount it on!
Bench Design & Build 30 May 2017
This is part 1, and part 2. Part 1 is a pre-amble. Part 2 is the complete build, including those quick release mounts, and a little bit of ‘Flame Quenching’ thrown it for good measure?
Blue Wall Cabinet Shelf Brackets 31 May 2017
The ‘bent’ metal hangers supplied were never going to work, so I used nails instead.
Bench Grinder Mount 9 June 2017
A quick release mount for my 6” bench grinder, to be able to mount it to my new bench.
My Father’s Bench Vice Referb 15 June 2017
I wanted to restore my Father’s old bench vice, but first I have to take it apart.
HD Vice Mount 16 June 2017
I purchased a very large Clarke’s bench vice, and had to modify my quick release mount to cope with the 44lbs weight.
One Ton Arbor Press and Dies 23 June 2017
Why did I need a one ton press for my Evolution electric file? Find out!
Linisher and Mount 8 Sep 2017
Another refurbishment project using one of my Father’s old pieces of equipment, this time being re-purposed for metal polishing.
Evolution Wheels & Wiring Upgrade 24 May 2018
The Evolution Rage 3 Saw & Stand, needed two things, wheels and a longer mains lead.
Belt Sander Wheels plus Lead Replacement 2 June 2018
My new Clarke’s belt sander needed the legs strengthening, some wheels and a longer mains lead.
Tool Cabinet Wheels 14 June 2018
My new Clarke’s tool cabinet needed some wheels.
Cyclops Designs Ring Roller & Mount 22 June 2018
My new Cyclops steel Ring Roller needed a quick release bench mount.
Cyclops Designs Plasma Guillotine 8 July 2018
I wanted to plasma cut straight lines on steel plate, and found this guillotine from Cyclops Designs. But how about adding a motor, and a laser guide?
Esab Welder Small Reel Back Plate 18 Aug 2018
How do you use small reels of welding wire with you ESAB Caddy, when it only supports 5Kg spools?
Belt Sander Pulley Modification 5 Sep 2018
Back to the Clarke’s belt sander, this time for a go faster stripe!
|Rage 3 Saw|
|Metal Arrives & Drill Rollers|
|Quick Release Mounts|
|Blue Wall Cabinet|
|Bench Design & Build|
|Blue Wall Cabinet Shelf Brackets|
|Bench Grinder Mount|
|My Fathers Bench Vice Refub|
|HD Vice Mount|
|One Ton Arbor Press & Dies|
|Linisher & Mount|
|Evolution Wheels & Wiring Upgrade|
|Belt Sander Wheels plus Lead Replacement|
|Tool Cabinet Wheels|
|Cyclops Designs Ring Roller & Mount|
|Cyclops Designs Plasma Guillotine|
|Esab Welder Small Reel Back Plate|
|Belt Sander Pulley Modification|
|Outside Light Base|
|Colin Laser Mount|