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Old 01-14-2013, 07:49 PM   #381
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I wouldn't even try drilling it, just weld a nut to the bottom.

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Old 01-14-2013, 08:14 PM   #382
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Possibly solder/braze a nut to the bottom?

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Old 01-15-2013, 04:22 AM   #383
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Here are my humble entries...



Right is my first lathe work in 10 years (it got scuffed when I was threading the insert) and the left one is my second time in 10 years. Both are cherrywood.

They may not be the best looking, but I'm proud of them.

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Old 01-16-2013, 12:18 PM   #384
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Here is the link for the inserts.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:36 AM   #385
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Wow some real beautiful work here!! These are just a few I made up...out of maple...turned the spindles . Chalk board marquee.

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Old 01-17-2013, 02:28 AM   #386
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Wow some real beautiful work here!! These are just a few I made up...out of maple...turned the spindles . Chalk board marquee.
Those look awesome! Where did you find the ferrules?
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Have wanted for some time to use some of my RR spikes that I pick up while running as tap handles. No welding ability or tools, though. How did you attach the nut?
I like the smaller, less chance of accidental opening style handle.
Here's my RR spike. It was surprisingly easy to work with. I used an air grinder, cut- off wheel, drill, and tap. It polished up real nice, but it is already siding some surface rust. I need to hit it again, then seal it somehow.

I'm sure just about any shop would do this for you fairly cheaply...

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Old 01-17-2013, 01:59 PM   #388
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Here is my meager attempt -

Tap handles made from Ukrainian bulavas (and table legs)

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Old 01-17-2013, 02:28 PM   #389
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Here's my RR spike. It was surprisingly easy to work with. I used an air grinder, cut- off wheel, drill, and tap. It polished up real nice, but it is already siding some surface rust. I need to hit it again, then seal it somehow.

I'm sure just about any shop would do this for you fairly cheaply...

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Those look awesome! Where did you find the ferrules?
Thanks! A local supplier here in NJ, But you can get them I think from Northerbrewer, or Midwest.
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