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Replacement Focusing Knob

I have an old Bushnell spotting scope that I bought a while back.  Overall, it is in good condition.  One of the problems is that the focusing knob has been cracked from tightening down the set screw that holds it on.  524 more words


Safety Day 2015

This post contains an image which depicts a woodworking injury.

In the spirit of posting something safety related on this day, May 15, 2015 dubbed safety day I’d like to share a close call I had in my shop last summer. 325 more words

Pneumatic Pen Gun is Fit for James Bond

The James Bond franchise is well-known for many things, but perhaps most important to us hackers are the gadgets. Bond always had an awesome gadget that somehow was exactly the thing he needed to get out of a jam. 348 more words

Weapons Hacks

How to Use a Lathe

The lathe is a machine tool used principally for shaping pieces of metal (and sometimes wood or other materials) by causing the workpiece to be held and rotated by the lathe while a tool bit is advanced into the work causing the cutting action.

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Turning in a New Direction

Recently I was helping an old friend clean out her garage.  Her late husband had been an amateur woodworker and metalworker, so she encouraged me to take any tools or supplies I happened to find.  125 more words

Wood And Woodwork

Building a Better Longworth Chuck

I wanted to do a better job with the newest version of my Longworth chuck.   My old one wasn’t perfectly centered and the bolts would often jam in their slots. 242 more words

Wood Working

Lathe-ing about.

For the last few days I have been back down in Cumbria, for a bit of relaxing (which for me, it turns out, involves climbing, making things, and being as productive as possible). 114 more words