Hole and Chamfer Gauge

Attached is the STL for a simple hole and chamfer gauge.

Theres been a lot of interest in this STL so I thought it best to share it here rather than just email it to people interested in printing one for themselves.

This idea behind this guage is help you quickly determine the hole and chamfer sizes for any hardware youre looking at incorporating in your 3D printed projects.

By printing this on your own printer it will also take …

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Easy Drill Sharpener

Simple and repeatable drill sharpener you can 3D print in a day or make with scraps.

Once built it allows you to sharpen a blunt drill bit in under 2 minutes. Parts were printed on an Ender3

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Draw Runner Jig

Heres a handy little jig to save you in those situations where you need 3 hands. Another bonus is its something you can make in an afternoon without too much effort.

The main part is 3D printed (Download link at then end of this post) and the rail is simply 12mm or half inch stock. In my case I used some Pine but anything will do.

Its simple little alignment tool to clamp in place to help when installing shelves …

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MiniMax Chuck Guard

The guard on my morticer chuck broke. It’s about 12 Years old so the plastic had deteriorated and became brittle over time.

Running the machine without the guard would have been too dangerous for my liking. The jointer function of the machine would have been asking for an accident. It’s the last thing I want to have my fingers near when it’s spinning at a couple of thousand RPM.

My enquiries to the local suppliers didn’t go anywhere so I …

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Corner Clamp for CNC Router

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Corner clamps are a great way to hold work on your CNC Bed and ensure workpieces are held nice and square.

I designed (Fusion360) and 3D printed a version that uses replaceable jaws of any shaped. Four screw points are provided on the inside of the clamp body.

The wooden jaws must be 12mm or higher. If needed you can bevel or cut into them when working with thinner stock.

The 3D printed section of the …

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WW2 Armoured Plate Glass

I recently came across a person selling what he claimed was Armoured plate glass from a World War 2 aeroplane. I was sceptical but saved the listing out of curiosity.

A few weeks went buy an I re-visited the listing and it was still available at an even cheaper price. When I questioned the seller about its authenticity, he said it was just what he was told when he bought it over ten years ago.

I still thought it was …

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Task Light

I’ve often found a low raking light really helps my woodworking. Its a handy little project that will pay dividends for years to come.

Finessing a joint, sanding, paring or removing machine marks is always easier. The older I get the more I value my raking light ?

Daylight and overhead lighting is always a good thing, but it can tend to wash out the surface details. Details you can barely feel become easily visible with a raking light placed …

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Machinist Vise Parallels

A set of 3D printable Parallels and holder to aid in clamping on a Vise. I use a metalworking vise mainly for woodworking, traditionally these are metal, but for my purposes plastic is just fine.

Parallels are all 5mm wide and very from 10mm to 30mm in Height. You need to print 2 of each to complete the set as pictured but you can just print the ones you need or as needed.

I found printing the holder +3% in …

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