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Old 05-18-2010, 08:25 PM
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2 Needles and a popper, going to mess aound with the weighting. With their current weighting they are much lighter then my last ones and i've realized they are still heavy enough to be fished, which is a hump I was having trouble getting over

Also got my drill chuck for my lathe and thrilled with how much easier it is then a hand drill
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:01 PM
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If only i had a lathe...

Those needles look sweet man, and that popper looks exactly like a tsunami surface cruiser, should swim awsome.
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:14 PM
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i sure hope so im very happy with the shape and weighting so far I just need to get the mouth hollowed out and not sure how Im doing that yet.
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Mabey a step drill bit (i think that is what they are called), the cone shaped ones, mabey use that then sand it?
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:42 PM
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rclark12, check on the internet for something called a ball rasp. I think either woodcraft or rockler has them. Those should work for you.
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:18 AM
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In the picture is a shot of the "drilling and shaping tools" I use for various procedures, on the bottom right is a blue carbide ball rasp, it makes short work of popper mouths.... that one was purchased at Wood craft...
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rclark12, check on the internet for something called a ball rasp. I think either woodcraft or rockler has them. Those should work for you.
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Definitely woodcraft, I have not seen them at Rockler as of yet. Just be careful if you get one practice using it on some soft wood first. I have grabbed the edge of a plug with it and it will take the plug into the rotation with your hand and they can do a number on you. Wear heavy leather gloves and take it slow.
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Definitely woodcraft, I have not seen them at Rockler as of yet. Just be careful if you get one practice using it on some soft wood first. I have grabbed the edge of a plug with it and it will take the plug into the rotation with your hand and they can do a number on you. Wear heavy leather gloves and take it slow.
Nix the gloves... gloves around anything spinning is a big No-No.... while they may porotect you from a gash, a glove caught in a drill press or lathe spinnning at any speed will make the roughed up skin look like a smoothe untroubled sea.... fingers have been lost by such practices...

Learn to work the work piece on the positive side ( side coming at you) this way you have much more control.. light pressure will be your friend and will do a nice jof of removing excess wood...
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Amen to that. No loose clothes around drill presses, lathes, belt sanders. Somebody is always getting grabbed. Like Roccus says...a little at a time. You can always take a tiny bit more off.....ya' can't put it back on.
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