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hairy

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255 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: lathe buffer

I made all the mistakes for you.

This : 3 @12” long

Is much better than this: 1 @ 36” long

I thought it was worth a try, it’s not.It is stable only at low speed, it got pretty exciting when I cranked up the speed.

If you carve, this is worth it. 12” long

The drive end is drilled and tapped to screw onto the spindle. The tailstock end is made to fit a live center.

-- brown shoes don't make it...


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DaleM

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#1 posted 255 days ago

Hahaha. Thanks Hairy. I imagine that longer one would get kind of squirrelly. What are the two other things on the last picture, besides the buffing wheel? It looks like some type of sandpaper, but can’t be sure.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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hairy

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#2 posted 255 days ago

Leather wheels, flat and vee.

-- brown shoes don't make it...

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#3 posted 255 days ago

you could make up a steady rest to put in the center, use two it that still doesn’t work

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Roger

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#4 posted 255 days ago

I’ve thought about doing this with an older lathe I don’t use anymore. I do like the variety of wheels, and strops you’ve made up on here. Maybe if the wheels were just a little closer to each other, they might be more stable… Just a thought.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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hairy

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#5 posted 255 days ago

I considered using a steady before cutting it down. It’s real easy to change from 1 wheel to another.

I’ve read where some folks don’t like the 3 wheel setup because of too little space between the wheels. I guess it all comes down to how big your project is.

-- brown shoes don't make it...

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 255 days ago

It’s an interesting contraption, Hairy.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 254 days ago

Hairy

You always have me laughting. You are like Stumpy when he has his Videos.

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#8 posted 252 days ago

I have to laugh. Its true how things seem so much better on paper. You have a good set up now. I have an extra lathe now and wondering if I should utilize it for something like this or just sell it. Thanks for the tips.

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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