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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    The Heart of Dixie

    OWWM pencil sharpener

    This was shameless stolen from OWWM forum. Always admired Bob Vaughn's great knowledge of old machines. I just never appreciated his cleverness.... before now that is.

    For those that haven't seen this trick, here's another way that an OWWM wood lathe can be useful around the house.

    Wife Becky needs 120 pencils sharpened for a class she teaches. The electric ones at her work are abysmal at best. This rig has 1.5 horsepower and will do the job. If pushed hard, a pencil can be reduced to 3 inches long in less than three seconds. If you try that experiment, hide the evidence or be prepared for an unpleasant conversation. DAMHIKT.

    Bob Vaughan
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.

    Kudzu Craft Lightweight Skin on frame Kayaks.
    Custom built boats and Kits

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Constantine, MI
    I think I saw this picture in a was one of the definitions of 'overkill'
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    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    I wonder which grease he uses in the gearbox.
    "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a
    friend...if you have one."
    --George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

    "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second..if there is
    --Winston Churchill, in response

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    OK, now that made me laugh out loud

    Thing is, he should drill a 1" hole in the back of the shavings basket housing and hook up his DC
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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