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    Sheet Metal Filing Clamp

    I've been making a lantern folded out of brass sheet and wanted an accurate edge to file to.

    Sheet Metal Filing Clamp-lantern-007.jpg

    Just 2 pieces of 1/4" mild steel, edges case hardened and 2 6mm bolts.

    This allows me to align the edge against the marked line and then to file to it.

    Sheet Metal Filing Clamp-lantern-012.jpg

    Work in progress for the lantern on the lamp post engine...

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    Great idea OP. I have the same tool that is used to take barrel components on and off of an AK47/74. It's an ak47 barrel population tool. I'm thinking of making one out of aluminum for delicate work like you use it for.

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    Thanks editor@glue-it.com! We've added your Sheetmetal Filing Clamp to our Clamps category,
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    I dig it. That's kind of a miniature moxon vice. Too bad (for me) that I didn't see this last summer when I fabricated the hardware for a guitar out of brass. A lot of time was wasted repositioning the brass every few minutes.


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    I'm gradually turning out the plans for this engine, but thought I would share an image of the very simple way I drew the lantern that was then folded

    Sheet Metal Filing Clamp-lantern-drawing.jpg

    This is the engine then running, the small generator is driven by the flywheel


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    Excellent work indeed. I'm both impressed and a little bit jealous.
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    Plans for this Lamppost Engine are now available as a pdf

    Sheet Metal Filing Clamp-lamppost-engine-plans-example.jpg

    Hand drawn on a drawing board, lots of notes and photographs of the parts.

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    [QUOTE=editor@glue-it.com;171630]Plans for this Lamppost Engine are now available as a pdf

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Hand drawn on a drawing board, lots of notes and photographs of the parts.[
    Been looking at this site for month I enjoy it, just joined so how do i down load plans?
    i am lost this Lamppost Engine interests me been trying for the last hr and cant it downloaded, between windows 10 and this site i am lost i can find planes for every thing ells but no Lamppost Engine. oldman80

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    [QUOTE=oldman80;171677]
    Quote Originally Posted by editor@glue-it.com View Post
    Plans for this Lamppost Engine are now available as a pdf

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Hand drawn on a drawing board, lots of notes and photographs of the parts.[
    Been looking at this site for month I enjoy it, just joined so how do i down load plans?
    i am lost this Lamppost Engine interests me been trying for the last hr and cant it downloaded, between windows 10 and this site i am lost i can find planes for every thing ells but no Lamppost Engine. oldman80
    Hi, just checked and the plans are there, the blue button in the bottom left takes you to a payment page and then you receive an email and are able to download, image below was taken from the page and shows the button
    Sheet Metal Filing Clamp-lamppost-plans-download.jpg

    Hope this works now, best regards, Nigel

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    I have to say that Myfordboy is making a great version of the lamppost engine with an elegant cast base. The video takes you through his home casting setup:



    There is something very rewarding when someone takes your design and builds on it. I'm really looking forward to the finished engine.

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