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Chris Peters
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The boredom of lockdown got to me so a made a lathe of sorts from my bench drill (my workshop is far to small to fit a standard lathe of any size unfortunately) anyway had a go at a few marking knifes, they will have to make do until I can get hold of one of Mr Estleas masterpieces whwn he makes some more. 

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Posted : 17/04/2020 9:07 am
DangerNoodle
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They look great for a first go, well done! Any pics of how you made the drill lathe? 

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Posted : 18/04/2020 9:44 am
Chris Peters
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@dangernoodle i will get some and post them up later when i go out to the workshop.

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Posted : 18/04/2020 9:55 am
Chris Peters
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@dangernoodle heres the 'lathe' and another knife just made, basically consists of 10mm stud as tool rest, a piece ground to a point bolted at the base and a coach bolt ground flat with holes drilled in to hold the pice in the chuck, the nuts on the top and bottom of the 'tool rest' allow everything to lock in place safely once nipped up, pictures below. 

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Posted : 18/04/2020 1:57 pm
Chris Peters
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Chuck attachment and base

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Posted : 18/04/2020 1:58 pm
Chris Peters
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Attached to blank 

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Posted : 18/04/2020 1:59 pm
Chris Peters
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Attached to 'lathe' 

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Posted : 18/04/2020 2:00 pm
Chris Peters
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Taking shape 

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Posted : 18/04/2020 2:00 pm
Chris Peters
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Handle done 

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Posted : 18/04/2020 2:01 pm
Chris Peters
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Finished knife 

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Posted : 18/04/2020 2:02 pm
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Matt Estlea
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No way! That's an incredible idea!

Nice work on the knives too. Sorry about the delay on making more of them. So amny things are holding me back at the moment!

Cheers,
Matt

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Posted : 20/04/2020 12:58 pm
Chris Peters
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@mattestleaaol-co-uk cheers, i've made about 5 now so they should keep me going for a while, i haven't mastered being able to make the blades removable so they are all set in with epoxy, im a plumbing and heating engineer by day so the brass bits are fittings or copper off my van ground down and polished on my new 'lathe' 😏 . I can see how busy you are from your videos, and im sure working from the garden for the next few weeks wont help things, although i am intrigued to see your uploads over the next few weeks. However long it takes for the next batch of knives they will be worth the wait (especially some of the darker woods with the stainless ferrules), stay safe dude.

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Posted : 20/04/2020 8:00 pm
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