|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 04-07-2017 07:10 PM||1086 views||4 times favorited||38 comments|
I saw one of these in one of the wood tool magazines and thought “aw, that’s for wienies” ! But last winter while turning a lot of rough mesquite and pecan wood with the bark on, I got blasted pretty good while roughing the blanks out so I took a piece of corrugated cardboard and punched the tool through it and it kept most of the chips off me. So I changed my attitude toward that tool attachment . I made this one as soon at I got back on my lathe at home.
I made it from a piece of oak and screwed a piece of smoked Lexan to it and curved the top in a bit with a propane torch. I put 2 rare earth magnets on the bottom to hold it to the tool. For some tools I might need to make one with a little wider base and maybe have another 10 mm. magnet added.
There is no finish on the wood. The hole is just a handle for me.
I made a little video to show you how it works. A still pictures does not show it well enough.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!