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Homemade powertools #3: Quickslap pen lathe update

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Blog entry by Sodabowski posted 05-02-2012 09:01 PM 4209 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi guys,

On the “fast & furious” series, I had some nice time with the parents at our countryside home, and grabbed a mahogany cutoff in one of them bins, cut it to size and brought it back home (along with some goodies for someone here that will recognize himself ;)

Just attached it to the pen lathe (drill press helped drill and countersink the holes), the previous part was a crappy plywood chunk which edge was quite worn off, resulting in less than linear motion for the chisels! This will help things a lot. Next up, add a circlip to the mandrel to avoid lateral movement and vibrations!

Cheers!

-- Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...



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SASmith

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#1 posted 05-02-2012 09:18 PM

Nice setup.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#2 posted 05-03-2012 01:17 AM

Hi Thomas, glad you had a nice visit with your folks. In the States we would call this Spring Break. I love your solution to having a small lathe. I love your spirit. Been working on the Laura wedding goblet idea and have made some progress.

Best wishes!!
Ken

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#3 posted 05-03-2012 04:38 AM

ESTUVISTE GENIAL!!!!! TE ADMIRO ;-D

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#4 posted 05-03-2012 10:57 AM

Thanks guys :)

@ Ken: I brought something for you, expect a parcel soon ;)

-- Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#5 posted 05-15-2012 08:37 AM

Super cool Thomas.
I love your thinking!
Hope life is sweet in Paris and that you get the time for playing and smelling wood.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#6 posted 05-15-2012 08:24 PM

Not quite, I haven’t had the time to try it wit this new tool rest… but the time will come ;)
Best thoughts my friend :)

-- Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#7 posted 05-16-2012 11:55 AM

;-)

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

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