|Project by YorkshireStewart||posted 01-04-2008 12:48 AM||2273 views||5 times favorited||23 comments|
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!
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