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Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by takenaway, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. takenaway

    takenaway Loaded Pockets

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    Hey guys I made some aluminum ferro rod holders out of some 6061-t6 aluminum. Let me know what you think!

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  2. Cheeser
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    Cheeser Hey Bub!

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    I like that its very well done. The last time I put handles on Ferro rods I just glued wooden beads on the end lol
     
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    0dBm Loaded Pockets

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    Looks like fine craftsmanship.
     
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    CSM-101 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Very cool. How are the rods held in? Glue works fine, but it'd neat if they were replaceable.
     
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    Treetrunk Loaded Pockets

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    I like the look of the grip on those, very well done
     
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  6. AK Adventurer

    AK Adventurer Ice, Ice, Tigre

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    Very nice! :cool:

    Reminds me that i need to get a knurling tool for my lathe...
     
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  7. takenaway

    takenaway Loaded Pockets

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    I tried to see if threading would work to make them replaceable but the ferro rods were just too brittle so they were glued. What kind of lathe do you have ? Thanks for all the positive feedback!
     
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    BalancedEdge Loaded Pockets

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    Awesome, very clean! I just have a solid rod with a hole drilled in it.
     
  9. cowsmilk

    cowsmilk EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Moved to DIY forum.
     
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  10. ausgebombt

    ausgebombt Loaded Pockets

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    Simple, industrial, and I assume very useful with that knurling. Great idea.
     
  11. AK Adventurer

    AK Adventurer Ice, Ice, Tigre

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    A small one, 8x16 IIRC, made and sold by Harbor Freight, about 20 years ago... Its not super precision, or fancy, but it works and I have fun with it. :)

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  12. SMAJ
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    SMAJ Loaded Pockets

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    I have been contemplating getting a lathe...I have never used one, but it looks like there are lots of possibilities!
     
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  13. AK Adventurer

    AK Adventurer Ice, Ice, Tigre

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    They are fantastic fun, with a LOT of possibilities... They say in the machining industry, that you can do 90% of Anything needed with a lathe, if properly setup, and having the tooling!They really are very versatile.

    They can even do most milling machine operations with the right setup.

    But, honestly, if I didn't already have one, and was looking into it, I'd be buying a lathe/mill combo. Having easy access to cutting from, and moving work in the third vertical axis easily without a lot of extra tooling would be fantastic! If your going to do it, I'd recament saving up/spending a little more and getting a combo unit. :)
     
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