THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

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Daniel
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THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Daniel » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:36 pm

I think at least some of you will like this thread as I do.
Every now and then I will post about my own workbench and tools but, much more important, the intention is to gather from modelers from many countries things that may be useful fpr many of us to learn.
So, to start with, here a first link to a twelve pages thread with plenty of interesting things:

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topi ... IC_ID=8416

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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Daniel » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:39 pm


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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Daniel » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:40 pm


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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Daniel » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:48 pm

These are French forums.
I don't speak French and can read it only with Google's help. But I rarely do that: just seeing the images of what others do has been for decades a great school for me.
But you don't need to do it my way so use Google translate as much as you lake but don't mis at least the images!

http://www.passion-metrique.net/forums/ ... m.php?f=11

https://forum.e-train.fr/viewforum.php?f=20

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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Daniel » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:49 pm

This is a German forum an d remember Google can help you to find the way to understand what the photoi's don't tell.
The link is probably in Dutch because is how I read it but there is probably a language choice buttom somewhere too

http://www.buntbahn.de/modellbau/viewforum.php?f=24

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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Daniel » Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:52 pm

This have been a 'must' since I discovered modelling in 1955 and after a short romance with two walls full of plastic boxes it is again a must:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD6B73gYI6k

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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Daniel » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:21 pm

HOMEMADE VERSATELY RIVETER

Ok. the core of the 'system' is the samll Proxxon crosstable.
If I would make a riveter today I would probably use one of the much cheaper Chinese crosstables:

https://www.wish.com/product/5e5ca24fad ... &share=web

but I had by then the Proxxon one when I noticed that cannibalizing a discarded (Cannon) scanner would provide a great sliding mechanism:

ImageDSC00721 by d.caso, on Flickr

Of course, the black plastic piece visited a couple of times the circlesaw before getting this look:

ImageDSC00722 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC00723 by d.caso, on Flickr

... and the 8mm axle visited the green monster on the workbench who is convinced of being a lathe...

ImageDSC00743 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC00745 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC00746 by d.caso, on Flickr

Yes, I know the point isn't sharp b ut I like round head rivets more than conical ones and, anyway, I made several of such brass pieces each with a different type of point including ... Well, that we'll see later.

ImageDSC00747 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC00749 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC00750 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC00752 by d.caso, on Flickr

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ImageDSC00756 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC00758 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageP1420224 by d.caso, on Flickr

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ImageDSC00762-001 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC00764-001 by d.caso, on Flickr

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ImageDSC00772 by d.caso, on Flickr

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ImageDSC00774 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC00775 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC00776 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC00777 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC00778 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageP1420233 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageP1420235 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC00810 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC00809 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC00808 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC00806 by d.caso, on Flickr

Yes, the rivetting is done directly on the selfhealing mat. It is hard enough to take the pressure around the punch without deformations and it's memory makes get flat again after the punch.

ImageDSC00805 by d.caso, on Flickr

In next post more about.

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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Ex-Pat » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:51 pm

Daniel wrote:This have been a 'must' since I discovered modelling in 1955 and after a short romance with two walls full of plastic boxes it is again a must:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD6B73gYI6k

Daniel


I think it rather stretches the capital outlay budget, and I can easily mislay tools in a dozen drawers let alone 100!!

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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Daniel » Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:04 pm

ImageDSC00811 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC00812 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC00813 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC00814 by d.caso, on Flickr

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ImageDSC00825 by d.caso, on Flickr

Next photo shows rivets made in 0,5mm thicj brass and again simply using the selfhealing mat

ImageDSC00849 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC00856 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC00857 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC00858 by d.caso, on Flickr

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ImageDSC00861-001 by d.caso, on Flickr

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ImageDSC00869 by d.caso, on Flickr

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ImageDSC01123-001 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01153 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01152-001 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01151-001 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01145 by d.caso, on Flickr


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Then more ideas started to come up...

ImageDSC01118 by d.caso, on Flickr

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ImageDSC01156 by d.caso, on Flickr


This one was a bit more complex:

I wanted to be able to emboss and eventually to punch hexagonal bolt heads. My plan was to use for that pieces from the smallest Allen wrenches from a set. I tried and found it doable but some kind of die offering more resistance than the mat was needed. So I decided to make one using a block of solid brass with a threaded hole and one of these in it after the top has been flattened to ofer a sharp contour...

ImageIMG_0033 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

To make it work I must ensure a steady alignement of punch and die ...

and this works great:

ImageDSC01160 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01163 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01164 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01795 by d.caso, on Flickr

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ImageDSC01793 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01794-001 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01792 by d.caso, on Flickr

Well, yes, it must be properly worked out but I discovered that slices of hexagonal styrene strips are much easier ...if one doesn't need to align them.Such a situation didn't apeared yet on my workbench so that will wait until I need it to work :- )

More on the riveter in next message.

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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Daniel » Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:29 pm

Ex-Pat wrote:
Daniel wrote:This have been a 'must' since I discovered modelling in 1955 and after a short romance with two walls full of plastic boxes it is again a must:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD6B73gYI6k

Daniel


I think it rather stretches the capital outlay budget, and I can easily mislay tools in a dozen drawers let alone 100!!



Well Ex-Pat, I don't know how and couldn't recall when but at a certaing point I realized that to get lost is a precondition to find out something worth. May be that is just something personal... I don't know.
Anyway: the fellow in the film is using only pallet wood.
O.k., also the machines but those one get before or after anyway... Hmm... may be that's also personal ...so yes, I don't know. :- )

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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Daniel » Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:53 pm

I will go on with the riveter attachments tomorrow but in the mean time here somethiung worth for those who have (or are going to) a circle saw:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtsqUJVeCJc

and a simpler version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=offKxiMuqM0

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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Daniel » Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:36 pm


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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Daniel » Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:24 pm

Home made vacuum forming machine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7P4TBovycU

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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Daniel » Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:34 pm

Here a bit more about attachments for the rivetter:

ImageDSC01185 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01183 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01182 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01180 by d.caso, on Flickr

That is a very effective tool for cutting arches, roof braces and other things...

Meanwhile some punches are also improving:

ImageDSC01820 by d.caso, on Flickr

and also the hexagonal heats are not only sharper embossings but the tool can also cut the heads easily:

ImageDSC01830 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01831 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01834 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01835 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01836 by d.caso, on Flickr


... but more important to me...

ImageDSC01847 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01849 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01850 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01851 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01855 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01856 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01861 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01916 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01968 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01945 by d.caso, on Flickr

... so understanding there will be and endless source for new attachments I made a small provision of strips that fit properly the grooves of the Proxxon little crosstable...

ImageDSC01946 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01947 by d.caso, on Flickr

Yes, of course, a solid brass strip would be much better, but this works for me (and Mr. Wallet continue snoring in peace.)

ImageDSC01948 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01950 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01951 by d.caso, on Flickr

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Yes, shape and size of each profile requieres a specific strip of self-healing mat. But that is worth.

ImageDSC01956 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01959 by d.caso, on Flickr

For some tasks is not needed or convenient to cut through the mat but just milling it a bit with the router or with the saw...

ImageDSC01961 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01964 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01965 by d.caso, on Flickr

For glueing the mat to the wood I use Bison Kit but probably there are many other glues that will do.

ImageDSC01966 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC01967 by d.caso, on Flickr

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ImageDSC01976 by d.caso, on Flickr

...

Back to the sector plate:

ImageDSC02186 by d.caso, on Flickr

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ImageDSC02190 by d.caso, on Flickr

These blades are sold for the circle cutters so I used to make this tool:

ImageDSC02190 by d.caso, on Flickr

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ImageDSC02193 by d.caso, on Flickr

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ImageDSC02196 by d.caso, on Flickr

... and the combination of the two perpendicular axles guarranteed buy Lady Proxxon and the sector plate attachment makes nice things posible:

ImageDSC02197 by d.caso, on Flickr

One thing is essential: also if there shouldn't be any sideways tension, the pivoting for the sector plate must really be steady for being reliable

ImageDSC02208 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC02206 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC02204 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC02202 by d.caso, on Flickr

ImageDSC02207 by d.caso, on Flickr

Well, that is what I got in photos when I made it eight years ago. It is stillt an excellent presence on the workbench!

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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Daniel » Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:38 pm

I have no real knowledge about self-healing mats but I notice the harder they are the better they work as dies for the embossing.

If someone knows anything about it would be great to learn so, PLEASE! : share it here!


Daniel


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