|Project by Steve Preslar||posted 12-19-2016 03:22 AM||645 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
So I have a piece of plywood that wedges into my lathe base keeping it from moving and is perfectly flat. I then traced the design from my yellowheart and padauk handle, cut out the shape and attached it to my base. A full size cutting tool locks into the block of pine making sure the reach is the same as the phillips bit I’m using to read the pattern. I made my handle design so all I need to cut the shape is a round carbide tip. The pine block is very heavy, and with the tool handle attached, does a great job. I will be adding a handhold to the pine block itself. The solid oak handle was made with my duplicator. The next upgrade will be removable templates. It’s not fancy but it works!
-- "live, lathe, and prosper." - William Gwin