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    Turning scrap metal into usable part

    I will now make two more components for the air oil separator.
    One is the bottom part of the liquifying air filter and the other is the air intake part with tilted holes.
    This episode has a lot of...
  2. How to clean and read Your vernier caliper

    I bought a vernier caliper cheaply from the local flea market.
    This instrument is robust and accurate but it has stains that make it difficult to read.
    I will take the caliper apart, clean it and...
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    Steve, we were talking about this design failure...

    Steve, we were talking about this design failure with Robert. They repaired the welds a lot stronger with weld bevels and all.
    The seed delivery mechanism is driven by the wheel so at least other...
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    Seed drill wheel hub job

    My neighbour has a seed drill which has eight tires in the back. Those wheel are connected to a common shaft with four wheel hubs. Two of these were originally welded on the shaft and other two are...
  5. Repair a drum mower blade disc drive gear

    My neighbour has a drum mower with two broken blade disc drive gears.
    The shaft holding the rotating blade plate had a fatigue crack that ended up breaking the shaft into two pieces.
    I do a simple...
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    How to fill a Sure Shot sprayer

    This is a VERY short video presenting the filling of a Sure Shot sprayer can.
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  7. Making a rotary vane (lamellar) compressor

    This is a series of videos which present me making a rotary vane compressor from scratch.

    There will be updates to the playlist after publishing this post.


    The video playlist is behind this...
  8. How to install a Shimano Nexus roller brake to Nishiki 722 cross hybrid bike

    My bike has the conventional front brake that will eventually grind the front wheel rim dangerously thin.
    To avoid this I change the entire front wheel to one that can accommodate a roller brake....
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    The output manifold is just a block of steel with three holes and a recess.

    Although it is so simple, I manage to make a major mistake with it.
    I am lucky enough to catch the mistake in time and take corrective actions.


    In this video I am using:
    - Schaublin SV-51...
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    Will this compressor become silent?

    Air enters and exits the compressor through holes in the cylinder walls.
    I machine flats on cylinder sides and holes for air flow.
    Then I put the thing temporarily together and test it.

    In this...
  11. Making an upside down parting blade holder

    Although my lathe is quite rigid it still has trouble in parting thick material.
    I have now purchased the Sandvik CoroCut QD parting blade with 2 millimetre inserts.
    That blade is left handed and...
  12. Lacing the spokes of a bicycle wheel using 4X pattern

    My son visited my workshop and laced a bicycle front wheel.
    He is using the 4-cross pattern this time.
    The spokes are beefier than normal since I have a lot of weight on me.
    There is also going to...
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    Heimer 3D Dial Test Indicator

    I unpack, adjust and show use cases for this device.

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  14. Converting a D-bit grinder attachment to drill sharpener jig

    I purchased a D-bit grinder attachment from eBay.
    I inspect, clean and assemble the attachment.
    The poor thing is made out of genuine chinesium but it still should make a good attachment for drill...
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    This time it will be another steel puck for the compressor.

    This time it will be another steel puck for the compressor.
    There will be a precision recess for a shaft seal.
    I will be using my Wohlhaupter UPA3 boring head to make that one.

    In this video I...
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    ER Colletts for beginners

    ER Colletts are probably the most common tool attaching system in the universe.
    I clean up my ESX25 collett set from Schaublin.

    Join the channel:
    I upload new videos every other week, usually...
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    This time it will be the lamelles for the compressor.

    There are 6 of them and they are made out of Uddeholm Vanadis 4 tool steel.
    This steel is quite tough to machine and there are also some challenges with setups.
    I will also get a stopping reminder...
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    How to make six grooves 3 millimetres wide and 15 millimetres deep?

    You could try to make those with an endmill but since the grooves are 100 millimetres long that would be a major PITA to pull through.
    The obvious answer is, of course, the humble slitting saw....
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    The rotor

    This time it is the rotor.
    It is made out of 50 millimetre cold rolled steel.
    There will be precision turning and eliminating the taper.

    In this video I am using:
    - Weiler Matador SV (1972)...
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    The Cylinder

    The cylinder of this air compressor must be quite accurate.
    I am using my Bison 250mm 4-jaw chuck to turn this cylinder.
    There is a lot of metal removal and problems associated with it.

    Drilling...
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    Testing the oil pump.

    There are quite some silly animations. Enjoy!

    In this video I am using:
    - Weiler Matador SV (1972) Lathe
    - Solberga (1975) Drill press

    The video is here
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    Making gear pump gears for lubrication system

    Since the vanes of this compressor will be made out of steel, some lubrication is needed.
    There will be a gear oil pump that forces the oil into the blades and also pushes the vanes against the...
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    Making a fairly complex part for the rotary vane air compressor.

    This part has three precision recesses which will be done using the Wohlhaupter UPA3 boring/planing head.

    In this video I am using:
    - Weiler Matador SV (1972) Lathe
    - Schaublin SV-51 (1955)...
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    Making another part for the rotating vane compressor.

    This part includes a precision hole for the bearing bushing.
    I fail with shrink fitting the bearing bushing but succeed in rescuing it.

    In this video I am using:
    - Weiler Matador SV (1972) Lathe...
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    Thanks for moving the Video to here. I did not...

    Thanks for moving the Video to here.
    I did not notice earlier that there was this compartment for videos.
    So now I know :)
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    Making a rotary vane compressor

    This is the first episode of a video series of making a rotary vane compressor.

    In this video I am using:
    - Weiler Matador SV (1972) Lathe
    - Schaublin SV-51 (1955) Milling machine
    - Solberga...
  27. Slitting saw action, drilling holes and cutting metric threads

    A fellow Finnish machinist wants some features to be machined to the parts he has made.
    First there is an aluminium thing that has a small round area to hold it. A jig is made for that workpiece to...
  28. How to use a BS0 dividing head when making spur gears

    Making spur gears is not that difficult. It is actually easy but some basic information is required in addition to patience in order to get it done.

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    I have made an excel...
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    Making a paper crafting press

    I have almost finished the paper crafting press for my wife.
    There is a lot of material about this and since I am really a lazy person, I won't be duplicating this material here.
    The entire thing...
  30. How to makea simple parting blade holder

    I succeeded in destroying my carbide bit parting tool holder.
    I decided to make a holder for a HSS parting blade.
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    In this video I am using:
    - Weiler Matador SV (1972) Lathe
    -...
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    Making a paper crafting press

    My wife does some paper crafting and needs a press to make use of the diverse punches to cut interesting shapes out of paper.
    The press she had was really short-lived and now she needs one that...
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    Well, my Schaublin is really old, it was...

    Well, my Schaublin is really old, it was manufactured back in 1955 and it has developed a healthy backslash of 0.4 mm on the X-axis. Unfortunately this machine has no adjustment for the nut inside...
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    How to shave a gear

    Whenever I mill a gear it has a horrific burr on it. The best method so far has been to run it with emery paper and after that run a wire wheel on it.
    Any better ideas ?

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  34. Nope, it is at the same level as the rest of our...

    Nope, it is at the same level as the rest of our house. Only one floor. There is a reason for this. The house is sitting on top of bedrock. It is hard granite. Makes an excellent basement for...
  35. Believe me, after working 40 years in IT industry...

    Believe me, after working 40 years in IT industry all automation and programming starts to taste like chicken.

    Yes, I would not have any difficulties installing digital equipment into my machines...
  36. Hello, my name is Esko and I am a hobby machinist

    Here at the nordics the summer is already a distant memory. It is dark, wet and cold as it is always in October.
    Despite the bad climate I feel fuzzy and warm and very optimistic. After all, winter...
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