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Creative Solutions in the Shop: Keys

This email tip was sponsored by the 2016 CNC Workshop. Two "Key" Tips Dummy Keys by James W. Hauser From the moment I bought my home in Las Vegas, I had persisting problems with the front door locks. Strong winds blow sand and other grit into the lock, which gunks it up and wears [...]

By | 2018-06-05T11:40:07+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Pass Along Email Tips|Comments Off on Creative Solutions in the Shop: Keys

Almost a Travel Dial

By Tom Berry Having a dial indicator able to read lathe carriage travel is a pretty common accessory, but not everyone has heard of it, so I thought I would share a few photos of mine. Although you can’t see it well in the photos, a simple clamp attaches the indicator to the ways. It [...]

By | 2018-06-05T11:40:08+00:00 March 17th, 2016|Pass Along Email Tips|Comments Off on Almost a Travel Dial

New and Improved Drain Plug

By Mark Jachniewicz Winter is coming and it’s about time to drain the plumbing in various summer homes. I’ve found the threaded drain plugs on ball valves are always a pain to get off. Those who have dropped one know that it is difficult to find once it has inevitably rolled into oblivion. Fed [...]

By | 2018-06-05T11:40:09+00:00 October 21st, 2015|Pass Along Email Tips|Comments Off on New and Improved Drain Plug

Why Didn’t I Think of That?!

A Collection of Tips for the Shop Soft Jaws by Howie Grunert Here is a simple idea. I have a few bench vises in my shop. On one I have aluminum angle plates with glued in embedded magnets for soft jaws, but on the other vise, next to the mill, I have gone one [...]

By | 2018-06-05T11:40:09+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Pass Along Email Tips|Comments Off on Why Didn’t I Think of That?!