Turning Dowels

Donnie

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I can tell you from experience that my ugly lathe drill contraption is just that :text-lol:
It turns so slowly - I'll tell you, my wife's electric egg beater will work better !!! :banana-dance:

I am wanting to get a real lathe one day soon.

Donnie
 

SAHaskell

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I use my wood turning lathe for making cribbage pegs using 3/16" dowell stock. Instead of the usual headstock with a pointed end, I mount a drill chuck in the headstock and use a collet that I improvised from a piece of copper tube with ~3/16" I.D. It works extremely well. The collet will work just as well in a drill chuck for your purposes. See attached photos.

Collet & Dowel 2.JPG
Collet & Dowel in Chuck.JPG
Collet & Dowel_Two Beads Turned.JPG
Collet Drawing_Scanned.jpg
Collet_1 qtr in_Copper.JPG
Cribbage Board & Pegs_Side View.JPG
 

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Excellent idea! And, even simpler, I just use a few revolutions of masking tape on the dowel before fixing it into the chuck.
Janos
 
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