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Shop Projects! Making my own tools, upgrading my machines, and other projects.

Wilton Vise Wilton Vise Refurb
Just a quick cleaning and repaint of a Wilton 9400 4" machinists' vise.
Grizzly G4027 vertical mill The Grizzly G4027 Vertical Mill
I splurged and bought a shiny new Griz vertical mill.
Here's the unwrapping, moving, cleaning and installing.
Lever closer for a Sheldon lathe 5C Collet Closer addition
Adapting a Royal-style lever-action collet closer to a Sheldon Lathe
Turret lathe flood coolant Flood Coolant
Adding a quick-and-dirty flood coolant system
to the Logan Turret Lathe
Redoing the closer mount ... And Redoing it Later! Doing it the way it should have been done in the first place...

Spline Cutter Custom-made Spline Cutter
A handy indexible-carbide tool for milling splines.
4 inch milling vise
Reworking a 4" Import Mill Vise
In this case, also known as "polishing a turd".
Drill Grinder Stand
A Bench Grinder Stand
Something a little better than a chunk of old drill pipe
welded to a discarded car rim.
Baldor Buffer Stand
Building a Better Buffer Stand
From awful to amazing.
Patching up a used SP-200 MIG
Lincoln SP-200 Liner Fix
I got a good deal on a bigger MIG, but as usual,
I had to fix it first...
Rotary broachin' for fun and profit Building a Rotary Broach and Cutters
Or, "how to drill a non-round hole without spending a bloody fortune."
Baldor bench grinder
Baldor Bench Grinder Refurb
A quick cleanup on a garage sale special, a trick for
dressing the wheels, and another for truing them to the shaft.
Arcade buttons for your VFD control
Arcade Controls for your Lathe
Making an AC Tech VFD a little bit more user-friendly
Buildin' a body hammer
Buildin' a Body Hammer
The Mad Tinkerers' version of last-minute Christmas shopping.
The ten-minute machine knob A new Knob for the Speed Control
Now that the Nichols is fully wired, I needed a knob for the external speed adjustment.
Springfield Lathe Springfield Lathe, Part 1
The ignoble beginning, a wrecker and a quick check.
Arboga Drill Press Arboga Drill Press Rebuild, Part 1
Rebuilding a Swedish gearhead drill press with a useful mill-style table.
Springfield Lathe Springfield Lathe, Part 2
A couple preliminary fixes and a quick powered test!
Arboga Drill Press Arboga Drill Press Rebuild, Part 2
Disassembly and cleaning.
Springfield Lathe Springfield Lathe, Part 3
Disassembly, inspection and cleaning.
Arboga Drill Press Arboga Drill Press Rebuild, Part 3
Painting and reassembling the column
Springfield Lathe
Springfield Lathe, Part 4
Beginning assembly of the bases and bed.
Arboga Drill Press Arboga Drill Press Rebuild, Part 4
Getting the head together.
Springfield Lathe
Springfield Lathe, Part 5
Installing and painting the headstock
Arboga Drill Press Arboga Drill Press Rebuild, Part 5
Assembling the gearbox and quill
Christensen Press Christensen 40-Ton Press
Repair and refurb of a cool old hydraulic shop press.
Arboga Drill Press Arboga Drill Press Rebuild, Part 6
Cleaning and reassembling the mill table.
Rockford Drilling Machine Rockford Drill Press, Part 1
Chasing a lead on a cool old drill and bringing 'er home.
Arboga Drill Press Arboga Drill Press Rebuild, Part 7
Converting the quill feed over to a conventional spider handle.
Rockford Drill Press Rockford Drill Press, Part 5
Making a new spindle thrust collar
Arboga Drill Press Arboga Drill Press Rebuild, Part 8
Rewiring the hi/low speed range controls.
Jet Mill-Drill Jet Mill-Drill Rebuild, Part 1
Trying to make an old JMD-20VS-1 mill-drill
usable again. It's not easy.
Nichols Hand Miller halfnut Nichols Horizontal Mill, Part 4
Making a new replacement halfnut to restore handwheel functionality.
Jet Mill Drill Jet Mill-Drill Rebuild, Part 2
Reassembling the quill and downfeed.
Nichols Drawbar Nichols Horizontal Mill, Part 5
Replacing the stock 'convertible' spindle drawbar with a better one.
Jet Mill Drill Jet Mill-Drill Rebuild, Part 3
The upper spline drive assembly and other bits.
W.H. Nichols mill medallion Nichols Horizontal Mill, Part 6
A finishing touch, cleaning up the nameplate medallion
Doc's Machine More Projects Coming Soon!
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