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Tools with multi purposes!

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by Glenn Lefley, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Glenn Lefley

    Glenn Lefley

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    What tools have you used for things we would have never thought of using them for! A28EA764-0541-4C1E-84D3-EFD3CC3DC1EA.jpeg
     
  2. Lou Jacobs

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    Before I got a lathe that was capable of very slow speeds, I used a hand-held power plane to balance very out of balance blanks. Previous lathe could only slow down to ~600 rpm. It could make for very scary rough turning.
     
  3. odie

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    I have found that a lot of tools can double as a hammer......but, I'd never admit to that! :rolleyes:

    -----odie-----
     
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  4. John Torchick

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    Adjustable wrench and a large screwdriver to shut off the water at the meter.
     
  5. Roger Wiegand

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    I thought you could do just about any task with a screwdriver and some imagination. Add a pair of vice grips and you're good to go.
     
  6. Tom Albrecht

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    Is the guy in the photo actually using a freehand chainsaw to rough round a blank that is under power on the lathe?
     
  7. Dennis J Gooding

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    Is that screw driver flat blade, phillips, square or torx?
     
  8. stu senator

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    Duct tap and WD 40
    Duct tape if it move and shouldn't.
    WD 40 if it doesn't move and should.
    Stu
     
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  9. Glenn Lefley

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    He sure is!
     
  10. stu senator

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    Skew chain saw???

    Stu
     
  11. hockenbery

    hockenbery AAW Advisor Staff Member

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    The chainsaw is multipurpose as well.
    As shown cutting on the top of the bar it is a cutting tool
    Cutting on the bottom of the bar it is a texturing tool.

    not something to try at home unless you are Mark Linquist.
     
  12. William Rogers

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    Ok, This is real for me. Decades ago I ended up with a 4-6” spanner wrench. I never did have anything to use it for, but kept it just in case. When I bought my Axminister chuck there was no method of removal except for the chuck key, that I hate doing. Where is that spanner? Ah! Works perfectly.
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  13. Debra Higley-Feldman

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    Women's makeup sponges work well for anchoring a pointy live center in a finished mortise (there are times...). Other dense foam is good too, but isn't hot pink and blue (I used them for face painting previously). Good for spreading stain and such as well. Better if they don't have makeup on them at the time. Toothpicks and BBQ skewers work for pushing fine wood dust into deep cracks before CA is added. Not good for BBQ afterward.
     
  14. robo hippy

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    Baling wire is an essential tool. Years of tying rebar when I did concrete work.

    robo hippy
     
  15. John Hicks

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    WD-40 works on my bad back
     
  16. Bob Brown

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  17. Bob Sheppard

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    There are those who think a chisel is interchangeable with a screwdriver.
    To those people, I say touch my chisels at your own risk. lol
     
  18. Timothy Allen

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  19. robo hippy

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    Well, I do more with scrapers than most do. I have long used bevel rubbing cuts with my scrapers. As much as anything, just to see if I can do it, but with the 1/4 round nose profile, I can get a very high slicing/shear cut angle.

    robo hippy
     

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