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Forum topic by martin007 posted 04-01-2009 03:17 PM 2097 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-01-2009 03:17 PM


Anybody tried this jig. I am thinking to make one for small turning like knobs and small legs. I Can’t afford a real lathe now but I do have a good floor drill press.


-- Martin, Gatineau, Québec

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#1 posted 04-02-2009 03:50 AM

NO, but I have been thinking of doing something like that or making a small wooden lathe to use with a drill motor for small parts.

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#2 posted 04-02-2009 05:39 PM

That looks really cool Martin. I think I may make one for myself.

Where did you see it?

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#3 posted 04-02-2009 05:44 PM

I was just envisioning something like that. I need to make a couple handles.

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#4 posted 04-02-2009 05:48 PM

from grizzly

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#5 posted 04-02-2009 05:51 PM

I would make sure your DP can handle the side load. Depending on the bearings you might kill them.

My DP has deep groove bearings. Also unless you have a Morse Taper or a JT 33C you will probably pull the chuck right off the press, and possible gall the JT.

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#6 posted 04-02-2009 11:20 PM

It might work for sanding, but I’d rather not try to do any real cutting. Just my opinion.

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#7 posted 07-18-2010 05:29 AM

Martin007, I know it has been over a year since you posted this. Did you try this out? I’m looking for something to help me shape and sand tool handles once in a while. The $20 price tag is appealing.

...Or if anyone else has used this, your thoughts would be appreciated.

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#8 posted 07-18-2010 11:14 PM

I’m dubious about using any tool for a job it wasn’t intended for. You could end up ruining the bearings.

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#9 posted 07-19-2010 12:34 AM

couldn’t be dangerous?


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#10 posted 07-19-2010 12:52 AM

the tool rest seems sketchy to me. it looks like it would take alot more effort from the user to counterbalance the cutting force. i could see that resulting in more tool chatter or catching. i think hairy has it right.

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