The Ironbrush Piercing and Filing Tower

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The Ironbrush Piercing and Filing Tower

Postby Ford » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:03 am

I designed this set up for situations where a carving bench might be too low for efficient filing and piercing saw work.

The wood is beech but any similarly hard wood would do just as well.
All material is 20mm thick to provide sufficient stability and firmness. No glue is used, only screws, so that worn pieces can be easily replaced when needed.

The tower is secured to the work bench or table by means of a suitably robust 6 inch/150mm G-clamp or similar clamping device.

All the measurements are given but there's no need to be too concerned with getting it all perfectly accurate. As long as the general proportions are followed I think the tower will function as intended.
And I have no idea why there's an extra 0.1mm on the height. Sketch-up sometimes has a mind of its own. :rolleyes:

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Re: The Ironbrush Piercing and Filing Tower

Postby cam_hardiman » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:34 pm

Ford,

Perfect timing for this post. I actually logged on tonight for the purpose of finding these plans.

Thanks.

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Re: The Ironbrush Piercing and Filing Tower

Postby Albert R » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:29 pm

Ford,
I built a similar device over in A'stan - I think I have a picture somewhere... But I had the carpenters knock it together from 2X6s and sized to my desk and chair height.
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