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Robbo3

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For a few selected tools & selected situations I've started using easy grip 13 amp plugs.

Tip 040a - Easy Grip Plug.jpg


One situation is the gang of sockets behind the wood burner flue.
 

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Pressure relief Valve - used on the dust container under a cyclone or, as in my case, a Thien baffle.

I had a couple of clear plastic discs & some offcuts of metal strapping in the bits box.

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Underside mock up

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Topside

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Abrasive Cleaner
To clean clogged cloth backed abrasive use a spray oven cleaner. Can also be used on paper backed abrasive as long as you don't get it too wet.
Allow time for the cleaner to work then scrub with a stiff brush.
Also works for router cutters & saw blade teeth. Create a puddle of cleaner in the lid & use with an old toothbrush.

Tip 038  - Abrasive cleaner.jpg
 

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Could you put a photo up showing the shelving under your 1628 lathe. I’ve often thought it would be a good idea.
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Could you put a photo up showing the shelving under your 1628 lathe. I’ve often thought it would be a good idea.
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There is nothing special about the shelves. The spacing is governed by flats on the leg castings.
The top shelf is made of hardboard resting on 2 battens. I made it in 2 pieces for ease of cutting out the complicated shape & making sure it reached the back wall. It's not required to take anything weighty but it does allow quick & easy removal of the shavings.
The bottom shelf is an offcut of plywood resting on 2 battens. This does take whatever heavy items I can find to act as ballast.
 

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An easy to make holder to stop your tools rolling off the lathe. Drill a line of holes in a batten then cut down the length. A batten underneath is used as a stop - or a pair to straddle the bed.
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The tool handle was made from beech taken from a kneeling stool, hence the dowel tenons. I'll bet there's not another one like it. :)
Good advice..... i found a second hand hairdryer that i keep attached to my lathe, not only is it good for fast clear up but the warm setting is good for 1: warming hands in winter and 2: warming my 5 minute epoxy in winter so it comes out of the bottles better.
 

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Thanks Adam. :)
Forgot to add a photo of the rear of the sanding board in my previous tip.
The idea for the board came from Alan Stratton at As Wood Turns.

Tip 44c - Sanding Board.jpg
 
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