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Project by TheDane posted 04-25-2016 12:00 AM 1843 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some little things to make life easier in the turning shop …

1) Turned a 6” hand wheel for my Nova Lathe. It is mounted on the steel wheel that came with the lathe … makes hand rotation on the lathe a lot easier!

2) Turned a handle for the Jacobs chuck key.

3) Knocked together a rack out of scraps for my Raptor setup jigs.

4) Made a rack for my Wolverine attachments so they are handy by the grinder.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 04-25-2016 01:43 AM

COOL…

All of those little things add up to make everything easier…

NICE way to Handle it!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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cdaniels

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#2 posted 04-25-2016 02:57 AM

Ha Gerry that’s funny, we have literally the exact same gear, same lathe, same grinder, same sharpening set up, both use the same raptor jigs! I have been wondering if I can put a larger wheel on mine, it does get a bit difficult unscrewing large pieces with only a little bitty wheel to grab hold of. how did you attach yours?

Chris

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying

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jeff

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#3 posted 04-25-2016 06:01 AM

Very nice Gerry.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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hairy

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#4 posted 04-25-2016 11:43 AM

You’re all hooked up now, nice set up.

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 04-25-2016 01:39 PM

Gerry, these are all fine improvements to your shop; and, might I add, they certainly do add a touch of class to your shop. Congratulations and nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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TheDane

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#6 posted 04-25-2016 01:47 PM

... how did you attach yours?

The lathe’s steel wheel has four holes that are countersunk on the inside … I used (I think) #8×1” steel wood screws in pre-drilled holes in the wooden wheel. Easy-peasy!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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lew

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#7 posted 04-25-2016 01:57 PM

Gerry-

Great ideas!

Thanks for reminding me that I need to make one of those hand wheels and how you attached yours.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 04-25-2016 05:31 PM

Good improvements Gerry. I really like the hand wheel. I may be steeling this one. And it still looks like you can get in there with a rod if you need to.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Diggerjacks

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#9 posted 04-25-2016 06:04 PM

Hello Thedane

The handle is very sweet

The hand wheel is a good idea

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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TheDane

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#10 posted 04-25-2016 10:26 PM

And it still looks like you can get in there with a rod if you need to.

Exactly … wheel doesn’t interfere with knockout rod.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Ken90712

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#11 posted 04-25-2016 11:38 PM

Great job, I just set up the same sharpening jig from your recommendation. I bought the 1 hp Rikon, CBN Wheel from D – WAY Tools and the Wolverine jig. Amazing set up and how well it sharpens tools. Thx for your help. Making tool handles and carbide cutting tools this week.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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