Hello folks I have had an old auger bit hanging on my shop door for a few years now. Seeing how I just bought a mini lathe, a whole lot of repairs have been going on. I have a pole lathe and it is stored in the loft of my shop. I do get it down and do green turning. But I have been in the need for some production turning in seasoned hardwoods. So the T Handle needs repairing.
So I went to Harbor Freight and bought a 10 by 18 one horse lathe. Out of the box it was dead center. Now the next need is a set of good chisels then maybe a good chuck.
I had not paid attention to the type of auger bit it was. As you will see in the video, I found it to be a hardwood tight threaded tip.
This piece was heavly rusted and the handle had dry rot, worm holes and water damage. I picked a piece od 6/4 sycamore and chucked it up. I wanted to keep the original look and as many of the part original as I could.
Now if you have a few minutes, here is the show.
I want all you guys to know that my wife was in the hospital having surgery. I put the video and blog together in the waiting room. It helped me keep my sanity. She is fine and well. Now we wait to see if what the doctor did works.