Dave Plays with Wood Turning #4: A Better Drive Spur for my DIY Turning Contraption

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 12-17-2015 08:20 PM 2015 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Digging into something I began last summer, I had 3 legs to turn. The first one jumped out from between the centers about three times. I was using the drive spur I made when I first contrapted my turning set up.

Before I began turning the second leg, I remembered hearing that in a drill powered set up like mine, that a spade bit could also work. I happened to have a few short shank spade bits, so I hammered one into the center of the second leg, chucked it up and gave it a try. It didn’t jump out even once and I had the leg turned and sanded in about 15 minutes. The first one took at least 20 minutes.

The project will be posted some time in the new year.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 12-17-2015 11:37 PM

Great fix, Dave. All that reading is paying off! ;-)

-- God bless, Candy

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