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Project by Les Hastings posted 01-27-2008 12:20 AM 2721 views 6 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Thingamajig as I call it, was just a thought for a long time. It ended up being an escape for the three hours or so it took to make it. It was done on a jet mini lathe with the help of a Beall Masterpiece Turner using a foredom. They were made to fit really tight, to tight at first. they had to set for a while before they finally went together. If they are together when the humidity is high they lock up, then later on when the humidity goes back down they will once again twist apart. Its fun and relaxing just to sit around and twist them back and forth.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)





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Lip

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#1 posted 01-27-2008 12:25 AM

Impressive … my thingamajigs never look that cool!

-- Lip's Dysfuncational Firewood Farm, South Bend, IN

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GaryK

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#2 posted 01-27-2008 12:43 AM

Amazing! I was just thinking of something similar to that.

Very cool!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Russel

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#3 posted 01-27-2008 01:24 AM

My mother used to tell me to hand her “that thingamajig” and until now I had no idea what she was talking about. Thanks for clearing that up.

That’s pretty neat and I can see how it could be quite relaxing to fiddle with.

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

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#4 posted 01-27-2008 01:47 AM

One of the better thingamajigs I’ve seen in a long time.

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 01-27-2008 02:31 AM

That is a really interesting project. We all need excuses to spend more time in the shop.

Thanks for sharing the project.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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ChicoWoodnut

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#6 posted 01-27-2008 03:20 AM

So what kinda thingamajig did you use to make it?

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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Les Hastings

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#7 posted 01-27-2008 05:23 AM

Its a Beall Masterpiece Turner. Beall made them a few years ago, they didn’t market for very long. Woodcraft sold them for a while. They attach to a mini lathe and work alot like a legacy works but they were powered by a foredom instead of a router. It also would cut threads in lidded box’s. It will do a number of different things once you get the hang of it.

Thanks to all for your comments.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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Hawgnutz

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#8 posted 01-27-2008 05:44 AM

Very cool, Les! Most people won’t truly understand just how intricate that little project really was! I am impressed!

Keep up the good work. I will enjoy viewing them!

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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sotomike

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#9 posted 01-27-2008 06:42 AM

beyond impressed

-- Use It Up, Wear It Out, Make It Do, or Do Without

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Chris

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#10 posted 01-27-2008 06:47 AM

I’ve never heard of that Beall tool before. Have you ever seen them on the used market?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#11 posted 01-27-2008 07:57 AM

OK Les – maybe it was a napkin – after seeing your thingamajig, I guess you might have made a napkin out of wood. I can’t wait to see what else you come up with.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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shaun

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#12 posted 01-27-2008 03:07 PM

now that is cool!

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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Les Hastings

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#13 posted 01-27-2008 04:19 PM

Cris, I haven’t seen one on the used market as of yet. I don’t think there are many out there, not very many were sold. Thanks to all for the comments!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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mot

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#14 posted 01-27-2008 06:17 PM

Les, you’re posting some things that really have me glued to my chair.

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

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Marge

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#15 posted 01-27-2008 08:36 PM

Interesting and cool.

-- Marge, Colorado

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