Texturing tool Homemade!!

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Project by JoshJock posted 09-08-2011 07:19 PM 8450 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello! I just wanted to share this great project with everybody. I don’t quite remember where I saw this but I remember the concept and well here it is.

first the list of materials:

1/2 copper tube 6 inch long ( I got it at lowes for $6 / 20 inch tube) and I had the guy cut for me.
3/8×1/2 router collet or fitter or reducer (depends on who you ask)
two 3/8 bearings.
wood for the handle.

first turn the handle with a dowel (1/2) try to make it so it is snug.

then assembly the main part of the tool. like this.

little diagram:

The small wood dowel on the bottom is to support the cutting bit so it won’t sink inside the tool.

the tool should look something like this: (sorry for the bad pic)

just slip the tube in the dowel and you are done!

I hope I did a good job explaining the parts and process. please let me know if you have any questions!

-- "Does this lathe makes my butt look big?"

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#1 posted 09-08-2011 07:22 PM

I forgot to add this. the “bushing” is actually a slime line pen bushing. if you don’t have one then you can turn one yourself as long as the bushing has a hole big enough for the cutting bit go to through.
also the bearings have to be 3/8×1x8 id.

-- "Does this lathe makes my butt look big?"

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#2 posted 09-08-2011 08:07 PM

Great idea !! I saw a similar thing in an advert recently and was thinking of a way to adapt the concept into a home made tool. You did it first! thanks for sharing, favorited for future.

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#3 posted 09-08-2011 08:09 PM

Cool. I love hand made tools!

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

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#4 posted 09-08-2011 08:35 PM

That’s using the noggin. Great idea. Thanks for posting.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 09-09-2011 03:31 PM

Very cool! The idea is to hold the cutter up to the spinning work piece so as to create different patterns, is that correct? Does the collet get tightened so as to firmly hold the cutter or does the cutter remain loose so that it is free to spin as well? It kind of reminds me of a knurling tool we used to tuse in the machine shop.

-- Doug

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#6 posted 09-09-2011 06:18 PM

nobuckle: correct the pattern will depend on the angle you are holding the tool against the piece and because these dremmel tool bits are very sharp you don’t need to put much pressure. the collet gets tightened enough to hold the bearings.I would suggest to put masking tape around the collet before inserting into the tube to make a tight fit.

-- "Does this lathe makes my butt look big?"

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