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Here’s a few flea market finds. Walnut was used for the chisels, cherry for the drills. These are fun to make and use.
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#1 posted 07-21-2009 01:31 AM
Are the brass ferrules made from brass tubing or are the converted plumbing compression rings?
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#2 posted 07-21-2009 02:36 AM
What do you use the long drill for?
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#3 posted 07-21-2009 03:00 AM
Thanks! The brass is a nut for an air line.The drills are for setting the depth of a turning. It is sometimes easier to use a hand drill, than setting up the jacob’s chuck.
I hope this pic works.
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#4 posted 07-21-2009 04:53 AM
hairy,Tell me, please. Did you round that nut off on the wood lathe? I don’t think my lathe would ever turn slow enough for that little maneuver. But I sure am interested in knowing if you were able to do it that way. By the way great job on all the handles also!
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#5 posted 07-21-2009 03:39 PM
Thanks! Yes, I use a file to round the nut while on the lathe. I turn the wood to fit the nut and CA glue it on. When the glue is set, I hold a file against it, at the same speed I used to turn it. One round, use sandpaper on it, it could cut you very badly. I use steel wool after that to make it smooth. It’s the same way I did this:
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#6 posted 07-21-2009 04:15 PM
well done Hairy
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#7 posted 07-21-2009 05:06 PM
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#8 posted 07-22-2009 01:38 AM
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