Trying Little Lathe Project

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Project by Rockbuster posted 10-27-2015 05:44 PM 1462 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have you ever wanted to do a project, “Just To See If I Can Do That” Kinda the case here, Here shortly, I am going to attempt to make a small 5”X11” White Ash Barrel, to store some distilled Vinegar, the project calls for a workable spigot made from wood, In this case, Cherry wood, This is my first attempt at making one of these, and I must say, that I am satisfied with my results, I had no measurements or plans to go by, everything was trial and error, and everything was done on the lathe, all of the turning, and all of the drilling . If you ever find yourself for need of something to make, try one of these. I sure had a lot of fun making this one, I just hope that I can do as good a job on the barrel, will post it when ever I get everything done.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#1 posted 10-27-2015 07:12 PM

look good, sure looks like a great beginning to a cool project, can’t wait to see the barrel and everything working!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#2 posted 10-27-2015 08:02 PM

Thanks Jim I was born and raised in Pennsylvania, among a lot of Italian neighbors, they used a lot of these on their wine barrels

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 10-27-2015 08:15 PM


No Squeeks, Drips, Leaks, or Errors!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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woodshaver Tony C

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#4 posted 10-27-2015 08:16 PM

After seeing how nice your spigot came out I’m sure the barrel will look just as good.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Mark Wilson

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#5 posted 10-27-2015 08:31 PM

Oh. It’s a spigot. And a fine one at that. Are you making a coopered barrel? Complete with rings? I can’t wait.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 10-27-2015 09:32 PM

This caught my attention, looks like a fun project to work on, especially if you are wanting some lathe time. Thanks for the inspiration, I’m going to try this just for the fun of it. Thanks for posting.

-- "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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#7 posted 10-28-2015 01:28 AM

And I wondered what a “spigot” was??? I didn’t want to seem ignorant, but it seems that I am. Now I understand what you were saying Don, that sure is a complicated thing to make entirely on a lathe.
Great job buddy.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#8 posted 10-29-2015 11:15 AM

Excellent work on this. I’ve always been intriqued with this, looking forward to seeing the barrel.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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