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Good going!
Thanks, encouragement is always appreciated

A big update! I have a bunch of pictures to share with you clowns, so here they are without futher ado.

I'll edit later with more info, it's getting late




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And the last ones

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Okay, I'll start before I needa head out to explain the photos.

In post # 81, in numerical order:
1 and 2 are taps I got from my buddy
3: cap head screws
4: The angle alu. I'm using
5: My #8-32 tap, and the tap wrench I bought at HD. The steel block is there to keep the tap at a 90 degree angle relative to the piece I'm working on, I put the tap in the hole which sits over the hole I drill and I tap the piece inside that.
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post #85 of 138
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#6: The tap and block in action
#7: I drilled and tapped a wood block to get used to using the tap and block set, as you can see, it turned out perfectly.
#8: Tools: A right angle (useful for making lines straight), a knife (useful for sharpening the pencil), the block and tap, the allen wrench pack, and a cloth tape (You see these a lot in tailor's shops, I like these because they flex and are suited to tighter locations, which this project has many.) And Finally, my angle iron.

#9: The 12" angle alu. clamped down. If you squint real hard, you can see the pencil marks I drew, and started a hole with a hole punch.

#10: The angle alu. marked and ready for drilling.

#11: The hole punch I'll be talking about in #14. It's not big at all, and has a hittable back to it, so I can use the BFH to start all my holes in the metal.

#12: Drill & Glasses. I cannot stress enough the importance of glasses because these are protecting you from potentially very hot shrapnel from the drilling process. These stayed on all the time from when I entered my workshop until I shut my lights off.

#13: The Tap and block in action, tapping a #10-32 hole for a cap screw.

#14: All watered down. This serves two purposes: It cools the bit as it's cutting, and it keeps metal shavings from flying off, they just clump together. VERY useful and highly necessary to have water while cutting metal.
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post #86 of 138
Looking good, you must be happy that your friend gave you those taps, they can get pricey for high quality ones. You're right about the glasses too, I got a hot steel chip in my eye once even though I was wearing glasses. I was grinding a part I was about to weld and the chips reflected off the welding vent hose and bounced around my glasses and one hit the side of my eye, bad stuff. I got some better glasses the next day that had a larger side protection area.
post #87 of 138
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I totally agree, glasses are a must for any sort of job where chips of any sort have the minute possibility of becoming airborne.

I am VERY happy tonight, I got a lot done! Here are some more pics of where I'm at right now.




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post #88 of 138
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And the last ones. Black lab always in tow: Priceless.

From Post # 87:

#1: One of the panels clamped down, ready to be drilled. I spent a lot of time double-checking my measurements to make sure I didn't experience a screw-up, these panels are costly.

#2: The panel drilled and mounted to a piece of angle alu., which is in turn mounted to a sliding drawer bracket.

#3: The finished product.

#4: Two done, I ran out of bolts/nuts so I couldn't mount the bottom tray.

#5: Just a shot of the underbelly of the beast.


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That looks really professional, keep up the good work, might build my own for my next build very nice

Sliding doors on it?
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That looks really professional, keep up the good work, might build my own for my next build very nice

Sliding doors on it?
Thanks, the encouragement is greatly appreciated

Yes, sliding doors and all

From Post # 88:

#1: A shot between the plates, this shows the angle alu. tapped up top, which recieved a bolt that keeps everything together.

#2: A side shot of the front which shows the sliding mechanism and a cross-section of what went together. I just looked at this shot, and it's scratched up, it will be filed and smoothed out for the final product.

#3. I love my dog. Black Lab, name Trooper.
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