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Spark plug light pulls - why not?

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Project by YorkshireStewart posted 01-04-2008 12:48 AM 2372 views 5 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are an excellent exercise in turning as well as a great gift for some of my vintage motorcycling friends. The accompanying 50 pence piece will not mean a lot to most viewers, but the plugs are around 3” tall. They’re drilled before turning to accept the usual nylon pull cord.

The screw thread is faked. I think I used a piece of coarse hacksaw blade mounted in a wooden holder for these. I formed the hexagon flats on a belt sander after turning. I believe the timbers were ebony, ash and beech. I have done others with the ‘copper’ washer as a loose, captive ring but that needs a steady hand!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems





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#1 posted 01-04-2008 01:01 AM

What a novel idea. Nice turning.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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#2 posted 01-04-2008 01:04 AM

Very nice, Stewart! That looks like some minute and precise work.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#3 posted 01-04-2008 01:07 AM

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#4 posted 01-04-2008 01:19 AM

These are neat. I may try turning some myself Stewart. So cool.

-- Andy Stark

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#5 posted 01-04-2008 01:30 AM

Those are pretty cool. Maybe a ruler next to them so those of us out in the colonies knew how big they were? LOL…They do look cool!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 01-04-2008 02:03 AM

Pretty neat idea Mr. Stewart. What do your friends do with them. put them on their key chains or what? Oh I just read they use the for light pulls. Never mind. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 01-04-2008 02:33 AM

Hey I got an idea, how about some spark plug earrings for that lady mechanic that has everything ! Nice job.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 01-04-2008 03:38 AM

What a great imagination you have, Stewart! These are great!

I must say, though… given your usual attention to detail, I’m a bit disappointed there are no electrodes protruding from the threaded ends. <g>

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 01-04-2008 03:45 AM

Nice job Stew. Great work on the thread.

“Always look on the bright side of life”- Monty Python

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 01-04-2008 03:50 AM

great idea stewart ! not sure what 50pents is but im quite sure its more than i made today !! great work as usual

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#11 posted 01-04-2008 10:56 AM

Very unique Stewart.

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#12 posted 01-04-2008 01:57 PM

well isn’t that a cool idea. well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#13 posted 01-04-2008 03:40 PM

And I thought I’d seen everything. Good job.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#14 posted 01-04-2008 11:56 PM

Thank you Jocks for your interest in my ‘whimsies’.

Toyguy – Funny you should say that! See below. I made these three or four years ago for my wife. I’d thought about doing another pair for the 2” x 4” challenge <g> Maybe not.

Tom will be pleased I photographed them against a sort of ruler background, albeit the wrong sort – those millimetre things! Anyhow, they’re just under 1” long. On my PC screen they’re coming up a double actual size. I ground some tiny turning tools from those hard masonry nails & old jigsaw (sabre saw??) blades.

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-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#15 posted 01-05-2008 12:58 AM

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