LumberJocks

Spark plug light pulls - why not?

  • Advertise with us
Project by YorkshireStewart posted 2379 days ago 2199 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





23 comments so far

View Russel's profile

Russel

2199 posts in 2522 days


#1 posted 2379 days ago

What a novel idea. Nice turning.

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

View TomFran's profile

TomFran

2940 posts in 2577 days


#2 posted 2379 days ago

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

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

View TreeBones's profile

TreeBones

1823 posts in 2606 days


#3 posted 2379 days ago

View relic's profile

relic

343 posts in 2519 days


#4 posted 2379 days ago

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

-- Andy Stark

View mot's profile

mot

4911 posts in 2619 days


#5 posted 2379 days ago

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)

View jockmike2's profile

jockmike2

10635 posts in 2829 days


#6 posted 2379 days ago

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 -

View toyguy's profile

toyguy

1358 posts in 2420 days


#7 posted 2379 days ago

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

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

View CharlieM1958's profile

CharlieM1958

15621 posts in 2801 days


#8 posted 2379 days ago

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"

View Grumpy's profile

Grumpy

19270 posts in 2434 days


#9 posted 2379 days ago

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

View mrtrim's profile

mrtrim

1696 posts in 2463 days


#10 posted 2379 days ago

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

View rikkor's profile

rikkor

11295 posts in 2457 days


#11 posted 2378 days ago

Very unique Stewart.

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18614 posts in 2743 days


#12 posted 2378 days ago

well isn’t that a cool idea. well done

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

View SPalm's profile

SPalm

4694 posts in 2465 days


#13 posted 2378 days ago

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

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

View YorkshireStewart's profile

YorkshireStewart

1106 posts in 2484 days


#14 posted 2378 days ago

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.

Photobucket

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

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18614 posts in 2743 days


#15 posted 2378 days ago

showing 1 through 15 of 23 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase