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Gthompson,when I built mine I fastened down the motor first, then the bracket that holds the arm (drawer slide) which holds the saw. These two items should be aligned as best as possible, since the further you get away from the motor and the arm bracket, any misalignment will be amplified. To help compensate for any of this misalignment, mount the vise last, I lined up the sides of the vise with the saw blade to make the straightest cut possible with my saw. I hope this helps and makes sense. Good luck with yours and I'd like to see how it turns out.
Thanks Beachsidehank, it didn't occur to me that it could be used to cut glass or tile with grit blades, the consistent force that it puts out would lead to less breakage as well. I have a couple of those blades, I'll have to try it out sometime.
Thanks Phil B, At first it wouldn't do that so I stuck a chisel in the handle of the saw to help weigh it down, and that made it work the way it does. That's what I was hoping it would do.
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Thanks Vyger, you just have to make sure that the vent holes aren't blocked if you make one and use it.
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Thanks Yonatan24, It was relatively easy to make, I'm sure you could make one just using a piece of 2 x 4 lumber, (it doesn't have to be hardwood) and a wood rasp and a drill. You could even use Zip ties to hold it onto the handle, but you would have to cut them off every time you wanted to use the Dremel without the handle.
Thank you for the very vice comment BeachsideHank.
Thanks for the comment renewedcom.
Thank you gm280, the Velcro doesn't cover any air holes I made sure of that with the positioning of the two holes that I drilled in the handle. I thought about using hose clamps, but I didn't have two of the right length so the Velcro was used. I'll see how it works out, but keeping my eye open for some longer hose clamps just in case. Thanks again for the suggestion.
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Thanks again 3366carlos, I'm glad you like it, I find it is more durable than the comericaly availble ones and it was easy and inexpensive to make.
Thanks again 3366carlos, keep looking, when you're out for a walk or a drive, I've one piece of wood that came from a tree limb that broke off in a wind storm.
Thank You 3366carlos!
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You're welcome, thank you uspatriota.
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Very clever, good luck with the contest.
A clever idea, good work.
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Well thank you very much Usedgoods.I agree about your idea about individual customization, what ever kind of environment you're going to venture out in, you can take out or add items to suit.
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You're welcome seamster!
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Thank you Shiseiji for the nice comment. I think a lot of us tend to have a bad reading day sometimes.Thank you again for the feedback.
Hi Shiseiji, I can see your point now about the 19 volts, As I was testing it I found that I couldn't get the drill to put out more then 13.85 volts. I had it clamped down to the workbench and was turning it as fast as I could. The drill has two speeds Hi and Low, I used the High setting all the time since I could not get it to turn when it was set to Low, The gearing in drills on the the Low setting is for more torque and less speed ( from my own experience using cordless drill). One could probably get the 19 volts out the drill if it was hooked up to a larger flywheel or some kind of bicycle arrangements as some other commenters have suggested, both valid ideas by the way, but then I would lose the portability and that's what I was aiming for. Thank you for your comments though, it's ...see more »Hi Shiseiji, I can see your point now about the 19 volts, As I was testing it I found that I couldn't get the drill to put out more then 13.85 volts. I had it clamped down to the workbench and was turning it as fast as I could. The drill has two speeds Hi and Low, I used the High setting all the time since I could not get it to turn when it was set to Low, The gearing in drills on the the Low setting is for more torque and less speed ( from my own experience using cordless drill). One could probably get the 19 volts out the drill if it was hooked up to a larger flywheel or some kind of bicycle arrangements as some other commenters have suggested, both valid ideas by the way, but then I would lose the portability and that's what I was aiming for. Thank you for your comments though, it's always good to have another set of eyes look at something and give some ideas.
Thank you again tmspro.
Thank you KipA2, I'm glad you realized why I had done that, It's not original on my part though, I'm sure I saw it somewhere else. Good luck with your old drill project.
Thanks for your comment Shiseiji, but I'm not quite sure what your point is. As I explained to other people's comments and in the Instructable I wanted to see if I could get enough voltage out of the drill / hand crank set up to charge a battery, with this portable setup.In a later test I could. When I have time I'll post the results and maybe another video. Thanks again for the comment and the links though, I'll check the links out.
Thank you Crossforge, good suggestion, but I'll stick with the grinding wheel, by putting the tool rest back on and loosening the drill chuck I would have a portable grinder for sharpening tools as well as having a battery charger.
Good luck with it jtmcdole, As you can see from the photo's I used an extension nut threaded rod and a spring to connect the two, the spring is to compensate for any minor misalignment between the drill and grinder.
Thanks Spark Master, My idea is so that you could charge a 12 battery and keep it charged while operating, so once you have the 12 v battery topped up alright you could can run what you would like, just using a cigarette lighter plug attached to it to get the proper voltage level. Phone chargers, radio power, charge a flashlight or most anything that runs off of 12 volts as long as it is not too power hungry.
Thanks shortw , I have some 10 ah and 20 ah 12 volt batteries. The batteries wouldn't be completely discharged, When I get around to it I'll set up the the amp meter and volt meter and hook it up to a 12 volt gel cell and video the results, I think that I can get more than 1 amp out of it at a time. I may even extend the crank handle to make it easier to turn.
Thanks tmspro, when I told a friend what I was doing, he also suggested the military radio hand-crank generator idea as well.
A good idea, but it is limited by the grinder's mounting bracket. Thank you though.
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Thank you russ_hensel I shall check those two out.
Thank you. Yes, a bike would work, but then it wouldn't be portable, I wanted something that could be relatively transportable. e.g. Amateur Radio Field days.
Thank you, Being able to charge a 12 volt battery was a goal I hoped to achieve I shall try that next.
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