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Dave Plays with Wood Turning #6: Handling a saw

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 01-04-2019 09:27 PM 590 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I got a lathe for Christmas. I had this in mind for at least two years, but never managed to accrue the funding for it. Now it’s mine! All mine!

So I had this nest of saws with the blades that each fit on the handle, but only one at a time. I want to put all the blades in handles for ease of use and felt this would be a good beginning lathe project.

Everything went well, except that I forgot to put two grooves in the end to maybe help it match the commercial models. Ah well, next time!

I need to make the shank socket longer as I cracked the handle putting the blade in. It’s still useful though.

Not that I count this as a project, but the wood is scrap mahogany and the finish is boiled linseed oil.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 01-04-2019 09:55 PM

Congrats on the lathe and on turning your first handle, even if it doesn’t “count.”

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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Dave Rutan

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#2 posted 01-04-2019 10:32 PM



Congrats on the lathe and on turning your first handle, even if it doesn’t “count.”

- Dave Polaschek

Thanks. So far I haven’t fallen down the ‘rabbit hole’ with this, but it is a different thing to try. I need to build a proper stand for the lathe.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 01-04-2019 10:48 PM

I disagree with your statement: Not that I count this as a project, but the wood is scrap mahogany and the finish is boiled linseed oil.

Many of a project is in the creation of a tool, and besides, aren’t projects when you make something useful? Repurposing the wood is good too, waste not – want not.

Nice work, have fun with your new lathe.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Dave Rutan

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#4 posted 01-04-2019 11:11 PM



I disagree with your statement: Not that I count this as a project, but the wood is scrap mahogany and the finish is boiled linseed oil.

Many of a project is in the creation of a tool, and besides, aren t projects when you make something useful? Repurposing the wood is good too, waste not – want not.

Nice work, have fun with your new lathe.

- Oldtool

Maybe the next one will turn out right.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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tomd

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#5 posted 01-05-2019 12:54 AM

A very good start, oh your going down the vortex you just don’t know it yet. Have fun with your new lathe.

-- Tom D

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