Thickness-ing thingy

Here is what have been toying with. Just a hinge and jack screw. I was worried about the top being surface being too thin but so far no problems. I have been running small billets back and forth underneath the wheel. I welded a thin long handle to the pull back and forth on.

There is a bit of a learning curve, at first the thickness would vary to much .007 over 6 inches. I was not keeping my push/pull handle and the same plane as surface as I was lifting it up. If I hold my tongue right I can get all four corners are within .003 or .002. I am happy with that.

Now to figure out how to make the magnetic chuck/sled.

I blame Victor, If he would not have shown me his surface grinder attachment, I would not be so damn obsessed with getting this to work. I thank and curse Victor at the same time :)

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RezDog

Member
That looks good. I would say those tolerances are easy to work within. So are you using it to flatten damascus billets. Are there a bunch of new blades on the horizon. I bet you enjoyed the problem solving and tinkering!
 

32t

Member
The hinge and the jack screw look much more solid than the single bolt that the whole thing pivots on. Or is that welded?

Making a triangle to your base would sturdy that thing up.
 
That looks good. I would say those tolerances are easy to work within. So are you using it to flatten damascus billets. Are there a bunch of new blades on the horizon. I bet you enjoyed the problem solving and tinkering!
I have a few razors in progress. Yes this is for billets. The tinkering is easier when there is some Canadian engineering involved.

The hinge and the jack screw look much more solid than the single bolt that the whole thing pivots on. Or is that welded?

Making a triangle to your base would sturdy that thing up.
The 1/2 bolt holding the rectangular tubing to the square bar is surprisingly stiff. What wobble there is comes from the crappy hinge. I also wish the jacking screw had some resistance to it I miaght add a spring of some sort.

Hmm, where's the wood? What have you done with the real Charlie?
When I make an official push me pull me sled it will have a wooden handle :)
 

verndahl

AKA tintin
I built my own version of the luthiers friend sander which is a similar idea. There is some variance in the thickness even though i'm using wood or horn. It all seems to depend on the speed of the feed and being able to hold the wood evenly against the fence. Most of the time several passes at the same thickness makes it even enough. Some sort of sled would definitely make it more precise. (as long as what the sled is sliding on something precise :) )
 
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