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.
-- Learning one thing at a time