Last night I finished my leadscrew handle for the lathe. I took a cut along the outside of a piece of inch and a half aluminum using the handle to move the carriage, and it was beautiful! It came out very smooth with a nice, shiny finish. It is kinda hard to turn the crank, so I think I’ve overtightened the bearings that hold the leadscrew – when I’ve got more time, I’ll check. Look for pictures soon. Next up on the lathe projects docket, a saddle lock.

Tonight, I’m off to the Boston Tea Party for a spot of dancing – my first since Toronto. Should be fun, with plenty of out-of-towners around.

posted March 22, 2002 – 6:15 am
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