Turning


Simple Turning Project

Simple Turning Project

One of my ongoing projects is the stripping down and repair of some old gates. One of the parts that needed replacing was the pin that held the gate latch. It’s about 40mm long by 8 mm diameter with a

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Turning different materials

Turning different materials

Most people use their mini-lathes to turn metal or plastic and some even venture into turning wood but I expect few will be turning lino. As a Christmas present for an uncle, I made the above lino ink stamp from

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Machining Wood in the mini lathe

Machining Wood in the mini lathe

I’ve been doing some simple wood turning in the lathe over the last few weeks. I found that the local DIY superstore sold hemlock balustrade blanks, for a couple of pounds. This is a pale wood that is fine grained

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Finishing the Bezel

Finishing the Bezel

The bezel I started a few days back was finished off on Monday night and delivered to a happy recipient. The surface was given a very light skim to remove the paint and the ends were rounded off freehand with

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Stainless Steel Washer

Stainless Steel Washer

“Can you make me up a 38mm washer with a 19mm bore”, said my father, “in 3.5mm stainless steel” he added. My first problem was finding a supplier for the stainless steel. I quickly discovered that I was not going

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