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This is my favorite new Shopsmith gadget.
I use it to turn the speed control when doing a high speed adjustment.
I made it from a drill bit extension that I never use.
The extension has a threaded hole for a set screw. The set screw will hold the tool in place on the speed control spindle.
Unfortunately, the hole in the end of the tool was a bit too small to fit over the speed control spindle. I had to ream it out, which was a perfect opportunity to use my Shopsmith in horizontal boring mode.
I began by drilling a hole in a 2 x 4. I didnít go all the way through. I stopped before I hit the fence, then I sawed the board a little narrower.
I put the drill bit extension through the block of wood. The wood canít move backwards because Iíve got a scrap of oak in the miter slot of the table, and the Vice Grips keep the work from turning as itís being drilled.
I cut the tool shorter with my RotoZip (using an abrasive wheel), then I ground the edges square on my bench grinder. I didnít measure, just eyeballed the whole thing.
The bit fits nicely into a tap handle.
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