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6 hours ago, '76mintgrün'02 said:

...be especially careful of the Cocobolo dust

Thanks for pointing out the danger of turning and sanding wood.  I wear a dust mask and a face shield while working on the wood lathe.

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45 minutes ago, Tsingtao_1903 said:

Thanks for pointing out the danger of turning and sanding wood.  I wear a dust mask and a face shield while working on the wood lathe.

My father rigged up a cheap sheetmetal hood on the back of his lathe which connects to his dust collector.  It clamps to the back of the table so he can slide it sideways. He does woodworking in his basement so he always needs to be careful of wood dust. I can take some pics next week if you are interested in what he did.

 

Jim 

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2 hours ago, jgerock said:

I can take some pics next week if you are interested in what he did.

I was going to do something with a vacuum hose attachment... 😁

 

Yes, please send some pics.  I would be very grateful.

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2 hours ago, Tsingtao_1903 said:

I was going to do something with a vacuum hose attachment... 😁

 

Yes, please send some pics.  I would be very grateful.

Will do.

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I can attest to Tsingtao's beautiful work...  This cocobolo knob is an "upgrade' from the earlier beautiful knob, and a better match to the wood tones in my E9. 

Sorry Trieu, circumstances (travel) have prevented me from doing some nice daylight shots!😌

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Tom's shift knob was inspired by the uber rare Alpina knob.  Long bodied - yet, sitting low on the stick.  I was just trying to keep up with his gorgeous unicorn E9 interior.

 

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On 11/15/2018 at 10:12 AM, Tsingtao_1903 said:

I was going to do something with a vacuum hose attachment... 😁

 

Yes, please send some pics.  I would be very grateful.

My father simply whipped up a movable dust hood using plywood, a piece of aluminum and a PVC hose adaptor. It can slide across the back of lathe bed and is secured using bar clamps.  He picked up the lathe for next to nothing from a local high school wood shop many years ago, made the table and extension, refinished the metal pieces, added some new pieces along with a motor.  He makes table and chair legs on it.  Note the modified dust collector and a separator.

 

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That appears to be a Delta Rockwell lathe.  How did your dad manage to get all the equipment down to his basement?

 

Very clever with the hood.  I will attempt something similar.  Please thank your dad for me.

 

Best,

 

 

Trieu

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1 hour ago, Tsingtao_1903 said:

That appears to be a Delta Rockwell lathe.  How did your dad manage to get all the equipment down to his basement?

 

Very clever with the hood.  I will attempt something similar.  Please thank your dad for me.

 

Best,

 

 

Trieu

I helped him carry/hand truck the parts down the steps from the garage back about 1992.  Steps in pictures are separate set up into the main house.  He designed in a separate wider set from the garage.  His Grizzly brand table saw is MUCH heavier than the lathe.

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On 11/15/2018 at 12:01 AM, '76mintgrün'02 said:

you know to be especially careful of the Cocobolo dust, right?

 

I didn't know about the Cocobolo dust problem, Tom.  I'll try to remember when I get back to my little hobby...I really like using Cocobolo.

 

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...sorry for the hijack. Very nice shift knobs, T 😎

 

 

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I buy full tang, blade blanks, Trieu. The file work is a combination of hand filing and Dremel with diamond abrasive tools. Cut the pattern along the spine, then cut the wood slabs slightly proud and color the epoxy with pigment. The epoxy fills the voids and then sand everything down, creating a desired contour for best grip-appeal. 

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Same file technique on the pins, or I use  fancy premade pins. I mostly buy the blades from ‘smiths, but there are plenty of good mass produced blade blanks. The file work is much easier if you can acquire the blade prior to heat treatment. The knife above was particularly hard, D2 tool steel. I don’t remember what wood that is, though...

 

I look forward to getting back into this work sometime soon. 

 

Ed

 

 

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Thank you, sir. High praise, indeed. 

 

I made one for each of my brothers a few Christmases ago. This one came out particularly nice. 

 

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Had some time on my hands.  Wanted to try two things:  1)  Use plywood as the raw material, and 2) Try CA glue to get the glass-like finish.

 

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