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  • After taking everything off the surface of the steel blade it would seem appropriate to put something on it to prevent rust.? For other tools I have sprayed WD-40 on a rag, wiped down the tool then used a clean rag to remove excess resedue. It seems like this would be a good idea for a saw blade but I don't know if anything left on the blade would cause issues on the first cut after treatment.?

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  • One option is to limit each board to a certain type of tool. I.e. one board for nut drivers, a different board for screwdrivers. Sets of tools like that generally don't change (at least in my experience). As groups of tools increase they may need to be reorganized to create space but the issue of getting a new tool is at least minimized.I love the concept and will be doing something very similar for my shop. Thanks for the great ible!

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  • So simple but such a great idea. I can't count how much time I've spent measuring one end of the saw guide then the other, then back again to make sure nothing has moved. This will get used a lot in my shop.Well played sir

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  • Great idea. Really nice clean design.Well done!

    LOL! Great point! You need to take that up with the same people who put 10 hot dogs in the package then only 8 buns in a package!

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  • RayP42 commented on JonBuilds's instructable Wooden Fidget Cube

    Thanks. To make the wheels I stuck the two pieces of wood together with carpet tape. A scroll saw was used to make the rough cut then I sanded by hand to refine the shape. Finally I used a band saw to cut the slots for traction. I'm happy to report that my son is still carrying and using the cube. I suspected it would be a fad that lasted a few days then would be forgotten. Fortunately that isn't the case yet. 8^)

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  • RayP42 made the instructable Wooden Fidget Cube
    Wooden Fidget Cube

    I really enjoyed your instructable. Interestingly my son saw one somewhere and told his mom it looked like something he would really like. Little did he know I had already decided I was going to make this one. It's a merciless copy. Didn't have the time to get creative, and you had already done such a great job!Mine came out just a little bit smaller (28mm). I used a board from an old pallet so I had a fair amount of time machining the wood, but the build itself went quickly.

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  • RayP42 commented on rschoenm's instructable Nested Helix

    Absolutely incredible, and beautiful! I'll be looking for an instructable on your jig. Can't wait to do it myself!For longer round spirals have you ever considered/tried using a support wheel in the center like I've seen in lathe applications?

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  • First, great instructable!I've had a Drill Dr for many years and like it very much. It allows you to choose from a couple grind angles and it puts the relief on the back of the cutting edge as pointed out by jgaudreault. I've gotten very consistently good results. Occasionally I've struggled with small bits (less than 3/32). Sometimes I don't get the small bit in quite right and have to regrind it to center the point, but it's still very fast. Mine stays on the bench all the time. It's so quick I don't hesitate to touch up a bit if I have any concern about its sharpness.Drill on!

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