|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 10-17-2016 10:31 PM||1350 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
I have made steel mandrels with screws sticking out to be able to mount things to turn. I had this dream about making one totally out of wood that you can just tap into the More#2 taper on the spindle so I made a few- 2 walnut and one mahogany!
I roughed out a blank and then turned the Morse #2 taper on the Southbend lathe with the taper shoe set at a perfect #2 taper. Then I tapped it in the wood lathe and laid out a pattern of 3 holes at 120 degree apart using the index wheel. I then mounted a round piece on the end that I put a screw into for use with Yo Yo’s and such things. The problem with my design is that the screws did not line up the center perfect so the screw had some wiggle when the round plate was remounted on it.The next try was with 2 dowels to locate the plate so when I drilled the hole, took it off to put the screw in, and then remounted it, the screw ran perfectly true .
The next thing is to cut some yo yo blanks.
Prior to this I made a mandrel that was half wood for the kids at school. The screws were going the other way so the heads were seated in the outer piece with the drive screw and it lined up perfectly when I installed the screw The plate was mounted on a 1”-8 hex nut.
Two yo yo’s were turned today at school on this one.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!