Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Knockout bar

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,557

    Knockout bar

    My used lathe came without a knockout bar, one of the parts that the family couldn't find, and probably wouldn't have recognized. (The owner was the father of the family, who is unfortunately deceased.) I asked my neighbours if anyone had a piece of steel rod about 12" long, and then went to the local Home Hardware to see if they had any. They did, and I brought home a 30" piece of 5/16 mild steel rod, and found it fit the hole andcould be used to knock the centre out of the morse taper.

    Later in the day, I was putting a bag in the garbage can we keep by the barbecue, when my wife asked me to remove the wheel on the bottom of the container, as one of the wheels had disappeared some time ago. This required only yanking the wheel and its axle from the bottom. The axle was a piece of rust-free metal rod, about 18" long. I tested it in the hole on the lathe, and it fit perfectly. Took the steel rod back to Home Hardware, and marvelled at how some things just come together. Now I'll have to turn a knob for it...
    Cheers,
    Roger


    The other member of Mensa, but not the NRA

    Everyone is a self-made person.

    "The thing about quotes on the internet is that you cannot confirm their veracity" -Abraham Lincoln

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Yorktown, Virginia
    Posts
    4,661
    Nicely done Roger. Re-purposing is an important turning skill.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    29,492
    I made a knock-out bar for my first big lathe, and sounds like you got the hard part done already...finding a suitable bar. Now the fun part...making the handle.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    1,887
    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Tulk View Post
    marvelled at how some things just come together.
    I'd rather be lucky than good any day
    Jesus was a Woodworker

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Reno, Nv
    Posts
    3,632
    Guess you cant make anything until you pull the tarp off!? Tarp pix please!!
    Your Respiratory Therapist wears Combat boots

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,557
    I just opened up the tarp to look at the Reeves drive. I came back into the house to get my camera, and LOML stopped me to have supper. When I went back outside with the camera, I found it had started to rain, so I covered it up and ran back inside. Looks OK, but I have a couple of questions I'll ask when I get the pics.
    Cheers,
    Roger


    The other member of Mensa, but not the NRA

    Everyone is a self-made person.

    "The thing about quotes on the internet is that you cannot confirm their veracity" -Abraham Lincoln

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •