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    Tool Talk poll - tell us what you think!

    What do you like about this Tool Talk subforum?

    What do you dislike?

    If you want to see more of a specific topic or topics, make your selections in the poll above.

    Or, add additional comments by replying to this thread.

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    Allow me to suggest another topic that would be of interest to me especially and hopefully to others - miniatures.

    We've had a couple of these already, e.g....

    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/l...hine-gif-69222

    but there must be many more out there. In addition, specialized tools for modeling and miniatures is a rich field to plumb.
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    It may be opening a can of worms that you're not interested in, but I could see usefulness in having a sub-forum for members to buy, sell, trade, give away, etc. things like tools, materials and supplies.
    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

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    On similar sites, the sellers forums require you establish your value to the site by posting threads and replies; or some charge a premium fee of members opening such features to them.
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    Anything as some of them are hilarious.

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    Jon, how about a topic, yet to be named, which is a depository for suggestions for a tool that "should" be made.

    It is not uncommon for me to need a tool which I have never see before, I don't know the name of, I don't know whether it's commercially available, or whether it even exists.

    This would allow one or more of us to advise if such a tool even exists and if so suggest where one might be for sale.

    An example is a tool to countersink a drain hole say on the inside of a thick steel plate tank which is fully enclosed.

    The need to countersink the inside surface of the hole is to allow the tank to drain absolutely completely, the hole having been drilled after the tank was welded up and fully sealed.

    Such a champhering tool would be collapsible to allow access through the hole from the outside then expand to expose a cutting edge for removal of the inside burr, only to collapse again for withdrawal. I hope this example is clear.

    Anyway my suggestion is a topic where requests for a tool such as this, and of course any type of "unknown tool" can be discussed.

    What do others think?

    Bony

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bony View Post
    Jon, how about a topic, yet to be named, which is a depository for suggestions for a tool that "should" be made.
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    An example is a tool to countersink a drain hole say on the inside of a thick steel plate tank which is fully enclosed.

    The need to countersink the inside surface of the hole is to allow the tank to drain absolutely completely, the hole having been drilled after the tank was welded up and fully sealed.

    Such a champhering tool would be collapsible to allow access through the hole from the outside then expand to expose a cutting edge for removal of the inside burr, only to collapse again for withdrawal. I hope this example is clear.

    Anyway my suggestion is a topic where requests for a tool such as this, and of course any type of "unknown tool" can be discussed.

    What do others think?

    Bony
    Such collapsible tools exist, chiefly the Cogsdill or the Huele. They'll deburr, but a full countersink would take quite some time.
    But a second remedy isl known as a 'back countersink'. It's driven by a bayonet style pilot but you'd need to attach and remove through an access built into the vessel.
    So, there is a work around for that as well. Drill [even hole-saw] a decent opening for a flanged machined fitting that gets welded in. A depressed back side would drain effectively through any size opening desired, sealed by NPT or NPS threads.

    I have no connection with the following companies other than having used their or comparable tooling; plenty more exist.
    Cogsdill https://cogsdill.com/products/deburring-tools/
    Huele https://www.heuletool.com/products/d...chamfering-53/

    back chamfering https://www.usatco.com/products/33/B...ks-Spotfacers/
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    Thanks Toolmaker 51, I knew someone must have been there before me, but just didn't know where to look.

    That example was from many years ago and was really intended to demonstrate the usefulness of the topic, which it did successfully.

    Thanks again for your advice, it's useful to know that such a tool exists and where to get it.

    Bony

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    Well, having performed tooling and machine work for 9+ distinct industries. . .some things overlap, but many are practiced in limited areas. Company resources have a lot to do with it.
    Then, like where I am now "we always did it this way".
    But they drive modern pick ups, use cell phones, solicit bids via the web, text drawing red-lining back and forth. . .
    Should have filmed the surprise at my use of R8 quick change tool holders.
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    Looks like there needs to be a sub-forum for the uTubers to post their crap in order to generate more traffic to their uTube channels.
    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

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