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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-24-2020 12:29 AM 898 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These tools were made out of necessity. I forgot my collets for the lathe so I needed to mount my buffing wheels away from the chuck or the head stock so I made this mesquite mandrel to mount the wheels in. I first turned the #2 Morse taper and did the fitting in the tail stock. Then I mounted it in the spindle and bored the 1/4” hole and tapped a hole for a set screw. It works just great . I have since put a screw in the end of the Morse tape to take the hits from the ram rod knocking it out. I would not want the wood split or mashed from knocking it out

The second tool is a wooden sanding ball where I put a piece of sandpaper over the end and hold it on with a rubber O-ring. I needed this for some spoons I’m making. I have to make some more of them with a 1/8” arbor for a Dremel. but I may need the metal lathe for that. This was also made from Mesquite.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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#1 posted 12-24-2020 12:39 AM

great tools Jim – the spoon tool will save me buying some carving knives – thanks for the idea

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 12-24-2020 12:49 AM

What wonderful ideas Jim.
I have to make some of the sanding tools.
Best of my thoughts and Merry Christmas, to you and yours,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#3 posted 12-24-2020 01:10 AM

Cool tools Jim!
I like both of them and might borrow the second one.
Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 12-24-2020 01:13 AM

Nice going Jim! Thinking outside the box again I see!

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

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#5 posted 12-24-2020 01:27 AM

Awesome idea Jim! I will need to put this on my after Christmas to do list.

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#6 posted 12-24-2020 01:47 AM

I like the o-ring idea. Makes it much easier to replace the sand paper.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 12-24-2020 03:38 AM

we are on the same page, or great minds work alike, I was doing somewhat similar today, working up a system for the three stages of buffing. My homemade lathe does not have a Morris taper in the headstock. so I took a 1 inch coupling nut, screwed a 6 inch piece of 1 inch redirod into it, then lathed the end down to 5/8 and cut a fine thread on the end. tried it on the lathe with an 8 inch buffing wheel and it worked ok. first one I welded, messy, second one I used red locktight, Need to make one more then will have one for each wheel and grit. Wood one is great for small wheels.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 12-24-2020 03:40 AM

come to think about it, I have a collet set for #2 taper. could use it on my small lathe for holding a buffing wheel.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 12-24-2020 06:28 AM

Varietx of orfers is your speciality too!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 12-24-2020 06:32 AM

Handy tools to have for a busy guy like you Jim!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#11 posted 12-24-2020 02:48 PM

I have to hand it to you Jim that mandrel is pretty slick. The sanding ball idea is cool to have. Anything that hjelps with sanding is great.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 12-24-2020 08:28 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I hope they may have sparked an idea for someone else who needs that sort of thing. I sure miss my Southbend metal lathe but I can still make tools on the wood lathe.

Hi Brian, I made a similar set up for buffing in my Nova lathe. I have a 1 1/4”-8 nut welded to a 8” piece of pipe and there is a 1/2”-13 thread in the end. all my buffing wheels are mounted on a 1/2-13 bolt and I just screw them on and off…....................we sure do think alike!!!!!

May you all have a Merry and Holy Christmas and Happy and better new year than 2020!

Cheers from our shop in Arizona!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 12-25-2020 08:19 PM

Pro design Jim.

-- James E McIntyre

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#14 posted 12-26-2020 01:52 AM

Very resourceful.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#15 posted 12-26-2020 02:59 AM

Thanks James and Swirt…..................Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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