Sometimes someone says stop, and then you flip

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Project by ken_c posted 03-10-2016 02:15 AM 3255 views 15 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wanting to make one of these for far to long – Finally tonight, I spent a whole whopping 30 minutes and got it done. No more searching for a scraps of wood and then tearing up my knuckles on the confounded small bessey f-style clamps – I despise those clamps, they may go the way of my first jig saw…

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#1 posted 03-10-2016 05:01 AM

It is amazing how we put off simple jobs and solutions that take minutes. Just ask my wife. Don;t do today that we most likely will not do tomorrow.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 03-10-2016 05:48 AM

Agree on the putting things off. Now I need to finish the fence so I can make a stop block. Ken, you can toss those f-clamps my way…lol.

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#3 posted 03-10-2016 05:33 PM

I think I might have to “borrow” this idea. Did you drill the hole for the bolt before you cut the pieces? Did it start as one piece?

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#4 posted 03-10-2016 05:58 PM

Nice calculator! Sadly, mine died a few years back & I had to toss it.

Oh. nice flip stop, too.

-- Knight of Sufferlandria 2015

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#5 posted 03-10-2016 07:22 PM

Dave: I cut the ears for the top then cut the top from the stick. Then, cut the dog on the stop then cut the stop from the stick. Rounded the ears and the dog a bit then clamped the top to the stop at the stopped (90 deg) position and drilled the hole. I needed to do a bit of “fine” tuning of the ears and dog at the disk sander after the hole was drilled. Torqueing down the bolt took most of the play out of the stop.

ttocsmi: I thought I was the only one that looked around people shops in their photos and videos  My GX has been with me for many years, I still write programs on it. Last one I wrote was a segment calculator, it gives me the angle, the long side of the segment, the width of the stock and the length of the stick needed with margin to keep my hands out of the blade zone all while accounting for the saw kerf – see, now I am just bragging 

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#6 posted 03-10-2016 10:05 PM

Kenny, good to see you got something done. LOL It’s not like to you can go outside in that god forsaken weather…UGH LOL The only think I miss about Michigan is not seeing all my friends and family. Cool project you have there.

I’ve been practicing on the new lathe making pens and bottle stoppers. I plan on trying my first bowl this weekend. I bought 3 D-way chisels after you told me about them on the phone when we chatted last. I talked with the owner and I must say those are some great tools. Thinking about buying the CBN wheels from him, not a fan of my wet grinder for lathe tools thus far. I’ll Call you soon.


-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 03-11-2016 01:32 AM

ya buddy Ken, a lathe is like a boat – you know how a boat is a hole in the water into which you try to fill with money – I have a CBN for the tormek on the way – from…. they are 2” wide and have cbn stuff 1 inch down the sides for flat grinding – I will stick with the slow speed of the tormek but no more water or stone truing. I won;t have it for a couple of weeks – i will let you know how I like it. I can’t believe my little stop hit the daily top 3 – wow!!!! BTW it was 71 yesterday and 68 today – HEAT WAVE!!!!

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#8 posted 03-12-2016 09:35 PM

Great idea, thanks for sharing.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#9 posted 03-21-2016 04:03 PM

Great idea with simple use.

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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