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Project by Grumpy posted 1039 days ago 2195 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just to show that scrap pieces can come to life.
These ear ring holders are made from scrap pine, masonite, plywood flooring, particle board & coasters.
I had too much scrap hanging around the shed and like most woodies wouldn’t throw any away.
Our friend who runs the hospital charity stall will get these for fund raising.
They were a little tricky to make because the 24 index pin system on the lathe would have resulted in holes too close together and 12 were too far apart.
So I needed to design a 16 pin index system.
Inspired by Tony’s blog http://lumberjocks.com/projects/29585 ‘Indexing Wheel for lathe’, I set out to make my own.
Not really a difficult task but a great end result. Thanks Tony

Finished with wipe on poly and a final buff to polish smooth.

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





10 comments so far

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PurpLev

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#1 posted 1039 days ago

those are nice holders Grumpy, and that indexing jib is superb!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 1039 days ago

Very Nice, Grumpy! That looks like one big lathe.

-- Dennis Zongker

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Dan'um Style

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#3 posted 1039 days ago

another good one Grumpman !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 1039 days ago

Way to go, Tony. They look great! I like the out front index wheel. Does your lathe have index notches in it on the head stock? Could they do the same thing? I have a ring of them on the back of the spindle and was thinking of using them for the indexing??

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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SteveKorz

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#5 posted 1039 days ago

Very nice, Tony!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Grumpy

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#6 posted 1039 days ago

Jim, the lathe has 24 pin indexing which is great but I needed 16 holes evenly spaced, 24 would have been too close together. I could get away with12 but it would not have been enough.
Maybe there is a way to use the 24 system for that but it was easy to make a jig. If anybody knows I would like to hear about it.
Thanks for looking

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

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Karson

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#7 posted 1039 days ago

Tony: a great looking project and a nice index wheel.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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peteg

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#8 posted 1038 days ago

Great job Grumpy, these will go like hot cakes on sale, well done& nice variety.

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Sam Shakouri

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#9 posted 1037 days ago

A fruit salad recipe, a piece of timber from each tree. I love them all.
I like and need the idea of the index wheel. Well done Grumpy.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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Grumpy

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#10 posted 1037 days ago

Thanks for looking Jocks.

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

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