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Hot Rod FORDS #19: Inlet Trumpets??

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Blog entry by crowie posted 12-13-2021 03:07 AM 897 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Inlet Trumpets for on top of the engine block??

I need some assistance please ladies and gents.

I’ve done a sample of two different styles.

The first is 3/8” dowel centre drilled with the top of a wooden golf tee recessed into it.

The second is 1/2” dowel centre drilled with the top of a wooden train finial recessed into it.

Both are fiddly to make as I don’t have a lathe and do it all with the drill press & an engineers vee block.

So with 8 to make, which one?

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie



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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 12-13-2021 03:33 AM

Easy… Buy a lathe!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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crowie

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#2 posted 12-13-2021 03:38 AM



Easy… Buy a lathe!

- LittleBlackDuck

Plus an extra 3 square metres of floor space (3’ x 9’); it’s only 2’ thick sandstone so if you’re offering to make the space Alex; yep I can buy a lathe.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Pjonesy

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#3 posted 12-13-2021 04:24 AM

I think I would use the golf tee on its own without the dowel.

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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crowie

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#4 posted 12-13-2021 04:39 AM

I think I would use the golf tee on its own without the dowel.

- Pjonesy

PJ it needs to have a look like that in this photo

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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robscastle

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#5 posted 12-13-2021 05:46 AM

put them n your drill press and shape them that way.
Dont let on to LBD though I want to see him doing an Cool Hand Luke on the rock under your house.
Just like I did when I helped my son out digging his dungeon.

That’s my trusty entrenching tool at work

https://www.lumberjocks.com/robscastle/blog/129508

-- Regards Rob

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LittleBlackDuck

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#6 posted 12-13-2021 06:33 AM



I think I would use the golf tee on its own without the dowel.
- Pjonesy

PJ it needs to have a look like that in this photo

- crowie


And those wheels don’t look anything like golf tees.

put them n your drill press and shape them that way.
....
- robscastle

That’s far too easy rc... I wanna sell crowie a lathe...

crowie, a mini lathe with a over/under combo with one of your other tools could be a solution… after all you’ll probably not be turning a .5m diameter bowl…
I’ve seen mini lathes mounted on a hinged base attached to a wall… there must be a storage space somewhere when not in use, and rest on the bench when used.

You do far too much woodworking to stuff around without a lathe (mini).

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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crowie

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#7 posted 12-13-2021 06:46 AM

Alex, Rob has visited my place and seen how little space their is; pretty well no spare room; but since Rob’s visited I’ve filled as much storage area as possible along with a few new tools/machines.
No way I could ever fit a lathe even a mini-lathe.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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LittleBlackDuck

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#8 posted 12-13-2021 07:04 AM



... No way I could ever fit a lathe even a mini-lathe.
- crowie

Hmmm, maybe under your bed… and do all the turning during the day-time.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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crowie

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#9 posted 12-13-2021 08:03 AM


... No way I could ever fit a lathe even a mini-lathe.
- crowie

Hmmm, maybe under your bed… and do all the turning during the day-time.

- LittleBlackDuck

I value my marriage more than a mini wood lathe Alex

BUT HOPEFULLY I’ll receive some other constructive suggestions from our EU, UK and North American LJ’s overnight, thank you

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Dutchy

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#10 posted 12-13-2021 08:15 AM

GOODMORNING.

Use your drillpress as a lathe. Use an old chissel and make a vertical toolrest on your drill press table. No room required and for small stuff it works great.

Typ -drillpress as a lathe- in YouTube and you get a lot of examples.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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Dave Polaschek

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#11 posted 12-13-2021 12:24 PM

The golf tee looks closer to what you want than the train finial, at least to my eyes. I would start with that.

The drill-press lathe sounds… doable, but perhaps a bit dodgy. But rather than turning with a chisel, could you just use sandpaper to shape the dowel? Seems like it wouldn’t take too long if you start with a very coarse grit.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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crowie

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#12 posted 12-13-2021 08:02 PM

Thank you for the assistance ladies and gents.
I might try the golf tee in the 1/2” dowel!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Eric

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#13 posted 12-13-2021 11:49 PM

I think the one on the left, golf tee. And that is a great idea about using the drill press as a verticle lathe. And I bet the sand paper would make fast work of it

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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robscastle

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#14 posted 12-18-2021 06:06 AM

Hey I just remembered there was a lathe at Cockatoo Dock you may be able to get cheap!

I don’t think they got too many bids on it, and Alex should be able to whip up an MDF box to ship it in! along with a puzzle or three!

I am sure one of the four jaws will fit in a box!

https://www.reddit.com/r/Skookum/comments/a5wyg3/the_skookumiest_friggin_thing_ive_ever_seen_large/

-- Regards Rob

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crowie

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#15 posted 12-18-2021 06:43 AM

Thank you Rob.
I’d saw that lathe when the ship I was on was in the Cockatoo Drydock.
It was big enough to turn a warships propulsion shaft.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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