New lathe boring tool

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Project by Rustic posted 10-20-2012 02:36 AM 1686 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to Jim Jakosh for giving me this drill bit. He also milled the depth stop for it. I turned the handle out of a piece of walnut I had laying around. This is my first tool handle that i turned for myself. I used the bit and stop to drill the hole for the bit. Used 5 minute epoxy to secure it. I plan on using this to help in boring a starter hole for my cups and bowls.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 10-20-2012 02:43 AM

Rustic: Jim has also made me several tools that I have made handles for. He is a good guy, if only I had 10% of his talent. I feel so inferior when turning something and viewing my finished product to his.

He has attempted to teach me a lot but I am a slow learner.


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#2 posted 10-20-2012 02:48 AM

He sure is a library full of knowledge.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 10-20-2012 04:19 AM

Nice tool.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 10-20-2012 11:18 AM

Nice handle. Nice tool. Will be a good addition to your lathe accessories

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 10-20-2012 01:23 PM

Hey Rick, Nice handle you made there! Don’t forget to wear a glove if you drill deep. I learned the hard way with a pretty good burn. Glad you like the stop on there. It is a tool you’ll use a lot!!..................Jim

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

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#6 posted 10-20-2012 01:28 PM

Nice tool. Just finished a boring tool also. Need to post it. Good job !

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#7 posted 10-20-2012 01:46 PM

Great tool Rick!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#8 posted 10-21-2012 12:42 AM

Nice tool .
Wish a had JIM in my neighborhood ,what a great guy ,lots of ideas and always sharing .

-- Kiefer

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