OK, I put a lot of thought into this, before I built it, but start to finish was about 4 hours, not counting a coffee break or two
I decided to make this up today, as I had all of the welding stuff out, and the Dungeon was a mess anyways so why not just make a bigger mess, and get this done!!
I started out turning down one end of the solid piece of steel rod so it would fit inside the pipe that I'm going to make the D-handle out of. This took some time, and my scraper needed a lot of resharpening, but I got it done.....
Not bad for a wood lathe, I think!
Fits just right
There is even a bit of a shoulder for it to stop at.
Now onto the "D" handle....
I cut the pipe at 45s and then welded it up, worked well, I added a few nuts with allen bolts to hold the tool insert, and then I ground the D-handle smooth.
I then built the tip of the tool, not much there but a bit of grinding, then filing, drill a hole and tap it, and I have a tool tip.
I cut up an old circular saw blade that Mark Rios sent me (thanks again Mark!) and it works OK, but the steel is a bit on the thin side, I need to find something that is more like at least an 1/8" thick, if not more, and is for sure HSS, dunno if the saw blade was...
The capture part was next, this was fairly simple, I was working hard to get it done, so I did not take any "In progress pics" (I know, I know) as the cell camera and hot steel and sparks to do with welding don't really mix either (nor do my dirty hands all over the cell phone).
All you get is the finished product...............
A head stock view
from the other end
here is the part that captures the D-handle, simple and works like a trick!
I chucked up one of the ROCK hard Keyaki blanks, this stuff is seriously hard, I DNAed it on July 28th 2006 (the wrapper said) so it was seriously dry and when so, it is seriously hard!!
The rig worked fine, the only thing is the tool tip dulled in about 1 minute of scraping!
Now what? Do I make a curved tool tip?
Hope you enjoyed the show, I guess I'll be adding some HFs to my list of things to make, now I have the tool!