wood rod handle and poor mans turning lathe

Discussion in 'Jims Woodworking' started by BIG_D, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    got my hands on a old wood handle rod i like this rod and wanted to use it some but the handle was so short i felt like i was going to sling the hole thing in i desided i was going to make a new handle for this rod but i dont have a turning lathe so i made a temparary lathe take a look at the pics
     

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  2. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    dident turn out to bad i also have no turning tools so i used my wood chisels to do the cuting
     

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  3. TITANSFAN2104

    TITANSFAN2104 New Member

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    BEAUTIFUL !! you shouldnt have shown it to the world!! im gonna steal it and get a patent!!!!! :smile2::wink:
    good job!!
     
  4. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    lol:smile2:
     
  5. sjohn58

    sjohn58 Guest

    Yes Beautiful:wink:
     
  6. Rusty

    Rusty Member

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    Looks really good Dallas.
     
  7. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

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    nice job dallas i would have never thought to set up a temporary lathe like that it works is all that matters you got done what you needed to do reps to ya brother
     
  8. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Looks good Dallas. Your a man of many talents. Enjoyed.
     
  9. rasmotherman

    rasmotherman New Member

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    redneck ingenuity! we really are a multi-faceted bunch arent we. good work
     
  10. DANNYfrmINDY

    DANNYfrmINDY New Member

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    All i have to say is "Hey yall watch this!!!":smile2: That is pretty cool dallas.
     
  11. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    I could turn on the Renzetti but never did. I didn't turn in the same room that I wrapped in much less on the same piece of equipment.
    Instead I bought a small 2 piece bed bench lathe from Sears.
    Perfect for turning cork, wood or foam grips and cheap. I think I paid a little over a 100 bucks it.
    The Shopsmith was just too large for such a small task.
     
  12. Vector

    Vector New Member

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    :smile2: I've seen a similar contraption run a hand-crank grinder to grind up deer meat.

    Vector
     
  13. catman-j

    catman-j New Member

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    Nice job, reminds me of my ice fishing days when I would turn rod handles on the lathe then drill a holein the middle. I'd scrounge up some broken rods that usually had the tip top broke off replace the end guide them glue it in my freshly turned butt end. You might want to give it a few coats of polyurethane for protection.
     
  14. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    Atta way to use your noggin, Dallas - well done :smile2:
     
  15. Kalvinc

    Kalvinc New Member

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    Really creative lathe setup you have :smile2: Wish I was that creative. Personally I probably would have gone with ash or oak because it is a lot better looking and more durable but would have been a lot tougher to turn for sure. GOOD JOB!
     
  16. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    i agree oak or ash would look better but no way would this setup turn the hard wood i do plan on getting a lath then i will get fancy with some things
     
  17. Kalvinc

    Kalvinc New Member

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    Yeah even a $200 lathe will have problems with the hardwood if it aint built solid
     
  18. catman-j

    catman-j New Member

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    Did you turn handles for Tiger Woods golf clubs? Just curious.:smile2:
     
  19. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    lol that sounds like a loaded ? lol
     
  20. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Ever seen a foot powered lathe?
    I built one of those a long time ago using a Foxfire book as reference.