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[BenchTube] Homemade flat lap


#1

Now showing at the BenchTube

Homemade flat lap
Runtime: 3m 55s

This is a video showing my homemade flat lap that I use to make the
stones for my sterling silver jewelry.

Watch Video:
https://www.ganoksin.com/benchtube/video/993/Homemade-flat-lap


#2

Thank you for your video. Clever and economical set-up.

I also use a flex-shaft in a fixed arbor similar to your "detail"
set-up.

Something I’ve found helpful is that by mounting the tool on the
left side, the debris is directed away from my face.

Pam Chott
songofthephoenix.com


#3

I’m liking all these homemade machines. Glad I’m not the only only
who does this. I’m loving my homemade kiln so far and am now half way
through with making my own 12 ton shop press.

Thanks for the asewsome postings,
Rick P.


#4
I'm liking all these homemade machines. Glad I'm not the only only
who does this. I'm loving my homemade kiln so far and am now half
way through with making my own 12 ton shop press. 

I agree, Rick! I keep waiting for someone to post reliable methods
for making a DIY Rolling mill, next.

Cheers,
Becky


#5

I, too, like the homemade remedies. When the bowl for my magnetic
finisher cracked beyond repair I took a 5 gallon water bottle and cut
it in about half. I then cut the neck/spout off and glued it into the
center of the bottom. Voila. Saved $160.00.

Lainie


#6

Clever idea to make a magnetic tumbler bowl from a 5 gallon water
bottle.

What did you glue the plastic with? epoxy? thanks


#7

Well. to be honest the glue has been a bit of a problem. Epoxy
fetched loose after a few months and my handy dandy glue gun didn’t
work too well either. My next step will be to rough up the plastic
and try again. Or perhaps drill and peg. The good thing is, if I
mess it up, the jug is cheap! Lainie


#8

Could you perhaps use silicon caulk instead of a glue?

Cheers,
Becky


#9

In the flat lap video, I see what looks like a Shimpo potter’s
wheel. Why not use that as a flat lap? Is there another use for it?

Noel


#10

You might also check the plumbing isles of your local home
improvement or hardware store for the cement used to bond pvc,
cpvc,… etc. pipe…

Rick