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Old 01-29-2013, 12:16 PM   #2896
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Made this in the early "70s. Forgot all about it. Went to a gun store and bought gun stock blanks. Hard Rock Maple for the front and Birds Eye Maple for the back. The grip is glove tanned deer skin a buddy shot in Montana. Ripped the blanks into long square stock and turned on a turning tool. Wouldn't call it a lathe because I just took some wood, pillow blocks, pulley, a belt and electric motor. Put it on the ground in the back yard and let the chips fall where they may. I bought the joint and tip, and made the rest.



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Old 01-29-2013, 04:17 PM   #2897
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Thats pretty cool, but even more so because you built the tool to build it!
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:31 PM   #2898
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Wouldn't call it a lathe because I just took some wood, pillow blocks, pulley, a belt and electric motor. Put it on the ground in the back yard and let the chips fall where they may.
Very nice! Birds eye maple is fun fun to turn, isn't it?

Sounds like a lathe to me! Back when I was just learning turning, I made a bowl-turning "lathe" out of an old motor, a 10"x6"x1/2" piece of angle iron and the spindle/hub assembly from the front axle of an old Jeep. It actually worked better for turning bowls than my fancy real lathe does nowadays. These were made on it:



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Old 01-29-2013, 04:48 PM   #2899
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Very nice! Birds eye maple is fun fun to turn, isn't it?

Sounds like a lathe to me! Back when I was just learning turning, I made a bowl-turning "lathe" out of an old motor, a 10"x6"x1/2" piece of angle iron and the spindle/hub assembly from the front axle of an old Jeep. It actually worked better for turning bowls than my fancy real lathe does nowadays. These were made on it:



Back then I was too dumb to know the difference. In those days I was pretty sure there was nothing I couldn't do and never let logic stop me. Some time in the late "80s I gave the stick to my wife's dad and after he passed I got it back. Got a friend with a table, but we don't see good enough to play very good. Tri-focals suck !!! Really nice bowls. I have no doubt your home made bowl-turning lathe worked better than the new stuff. The pure instinctive tools are always the best.

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Old 02-03-2013, 06:31 AM   #2900
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For those that shoot a lot , want reactive targets but don't want to spend the money on them . I got the idea from someone else on youtube, but his were small rectangles , I made silloetts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVwPO...yer_detailpage
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:53 AM   #2901
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Made these from some worn out DR parts heading to the metal bin.



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Old 02-03-2013, 11:22 AM   #2902
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Been doing some work around the house. I don't have a wide angle lens to match the same angle from the realtor's photo but you get the idea.

Turned this


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Into this

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I tore out the side of the tub so I could sweat in a new tub spout and valves. Re-tiled it and also made 1/3 of it an access door for future use that can be removed without damaging the tiles. Then new sink fixtures, new tile back splash, blinds, and paint.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:16 PM   #2903
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Here is another reactive target I made from recycled stuff, the base came from the bent up plow mount I had on a riding mower , the wood is from old tomato stakes , and the clay pidgeons are ones that got missed on the trap field . and the steel was from the scrap bin .


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Old 02-03-2013, 08:57 PM   #2904
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His 'n' hers wash basins - coming to a bathroom near me soon! (and probably some kinda bathroom make over too)
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:24 PM   #2905
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Not sure how I came up with this, but here you go.

Cut a bunch of metal.



Drill a bunch of holes.





Bend some metal.



Tap some holes, add some bolts.





Repeat.



Cut some pipe. Weld some cap.



Set in place, weld some more.





Drill more holes.



Cut more pieces.



Bolt pieces on.



Weld rod in.



Test.









Not done yet, but they work.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:13 PM   #2906
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Looks like you need to build an english wheel. haha.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:24 AM   #2907
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Looks like you need to build an english wheel. haha.
I saw yesterday, they are selling them at Harbor Freight!
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:10 PM   #2908
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Have a couple more bikes I've been working on...neither are done yet, but you get the idea.
KTM Dakar build:



Another bike I just felt like building:

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Old 02-06-2013, 05:06 PM   #2909
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First batch of air engines... Mine is the one on the left, the others were built by my students (8th graders). Several more getting close, but they were dissassmbled for welding.

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Old 02-07-2013, 04:32 AM   #2910
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First batch of air engines... Mine is the one on the left, the others were built by my students (8th graders). Several more getting close, but they were dissassmbled for welding.

Those are cool.
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