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Old 10-02-2018, 03:34 PM
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Well, I'm glad everyone seems to like it.

I was afraid it might come out looking like Trump Tower.



Hmmm...could you turn that on a lathe and make it for 24mm motors?
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Old 10-02-2018, 05:02 PM
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I like that more people are learning how to use a lathe especially for rocket uses, but along the way you will pick up so many more things than just making nose cones.



I meant to reply a few days ago, and post a couple pictures of things Iíve turned. I started off like many new woodturners, and made a bunch of pens for friends and family members. Then my interest turned to tool handles. I would not buy a lathe tool with a handle. I had to make it.
The gouge handle shown is walnut and maple, with two green dyed maple veneer pieces sandwiched in the maple piece. The brass ferrule is a plumbing hex nut. Non-ferrous metal are pretty easy to turn on a wood lathe.

The most difficult projects were the peppermills. The angled laminations made drilling them out for the grinder mechanism a real pain. My bits kept drifting. My wife got one, one was a gift. I havenít made a third yet ...

The other picture is a couple of reversible screwdrivers. Maybe a bit fancy for a screwdriver, but itís so much fun to experiment on the lathe.
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:53 PM
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I meant to reply a few days ago, and post a couple pictures of things Iíve turned. I started off like many new woodturners, and made a bunch of pens for friends and family members. Then my interest turned to tool handles. I would not buy a lathe tool with a handle. I had to make it.
The gouge handle shown is walnut and maple, with two green dyed maple veneer pieces sandwiched in the maple piece. The brass ferrule is a plumbing hex nut. Non-ferrous metal are pretty easy to turn on a wood lathe.

The most difficult projects were the peppermills. The angled laminations made drilling them out for the grinder mechanism a real pain. My bits kept drifting. My wife got one, one was a gift. I havenít made a third yet ...

The other picture is a couple of reversible screwdrivers. Maybe a bit fancy for a screwdriver, but itís so much fun to experiment on the lathe.


Beautiful work and fun too!
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Old 10-04-2018, 01:19 AM
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Beautiful work and fun too!


Thanks. Posting these makes me realize my last 4-5 turnings have been balsa or basswood nose cones. Maybe time to make something with some exotic wood, like another pen.
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