Wassa jag tip most of you are probably wondering. It is the tip on a ram rod used for loading and cleaning the barrels of traditional muzzle loading rifles. These days they are usually made of machined brass. But in the olde days they were often whittled from wood.
I needed on in .54 caliber for one of my rifles. And I hate to spend $10.00 on shipping charges for a $3.00 item.
Plus, for me, one of the joys of having a workshop and lathe is the ability to make items I need for myself.
I know it is not a very brag worthy project but, as I said, it is a nice little example of being able to do for oneself. And, it's an excuse to spend time on the lathe.
This one is made from stabilized maple. It was the second attempt. The first was Osage Orange but I made a misteak on it.