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A new life for a 1/4HP motor... is going to be a diy lathe! #9: The first turning... an awl

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Blog entry by FreddyS posted 09-17-2011 08:12 PM 2347 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi everyone, my lathe is not finished yet as I didn’t take the spindle drawing plan to the metal lathe guy, but I couldn’t stop thinking about using it so I went ahead and turned an awl:

A smaller tool rest was built to ease work with smaller wood pieces:

The finished awl together with an old awl with the more usual handle shape, couldn’t copy it as the wood length was too small to maneuver, and a small wood blank the same size used for the awl (1×1 x3”):

Awl closeup, the wood is Tzalam:, I love this wood! Is quite hard but easy to work with:

Another closeup, went with a broken tip concrete bit for the awl spike and used an old fuse cap as a ferrule:

Closeup on the back of the awl:

Everything worked out really fine even with the small oscillation in the spindle, so I’ll call it done for now!, but I’ll change the spindle anyway as I need more precision for the extra accessories, and already found out where to get a lathe tool kit locally, probably cheap-o chinese but should work of for a while.

Cheers!

-- Learning one thing at a time



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mafe

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#1 posted 09-18-2011 11:17 PM

Wonderful!
Now it really is a reality, it has been fun to follow.
Impressive work.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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FreddyS

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#2 posted 09-20-2011 12:08 AM

Hey Mads, thanks for the words, it’s a pleasure have you as a friend in this great woodworking adventure :D

-- Learning one thing at a time

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#3 posted 09-20-2011 12:38 PM

I’m acually by the lathe these days making handles and stuff.
Big smile here,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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