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Old 01-08-2017, 09:53 AM   #461
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A simple male dovetail on 2 sides and female on 2 sides
will allow them all to interlock.Perhaps mould any
future ones.Is there enough meat to machine the ones you have made
If you look to the horizon how far can you go with a modular tool
holding system ? Drills ,collets reamers end mills etc add infinitum
Perhaps a wooden frame fixed to a wall on an angle etc,etc etc
I'm looking into it both re general tool management within the drawers I have and in the particular case of the collets re the interlock concept. I don't need the interlock ability at the moment but I'm mucking about with some male/female designs to prototype the dimensions. Got to love plastic with its shrinkage, makes exact dimensions on holes and cutouts not very exact.


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Default BF20 Mill Stand continued

Some more progress on the mill stand. I managed to work out a way to get a home for the bandsaw elsewhere in the garage which allowed me to simplify the design and just weld it all up.

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Overview of welded frame to date. Bottom frame is done but yet to do all the bracing yet.
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Close up of one of the wheel mounting plates and the associated bracing to help spread the weight. Plus I had this 80x80 angle iron that was just crying out to get some use.
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Progress continues. Putting the bracing on now. This thing is not going flex goddammit!

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