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    Hand Wheel/Crank for mini-lathe

    For a lot of work nothing beats a hand wheel or a crank. So, I made a combo one.

    The aluminum lock slides into the spindle and then locks with about a quarter turn of the wingnut. This is designed like a standard handlebar lock for a bicycle...at least the locks used when I was young.

    The wheel and crank handle are stock items I bought from a hardware supplier, I think it was Enco. They've been merged with a sister company and all the low prices disappeared so I no longer buy from them.

    It was almost entirely made on the lathe. The cuts were with a horizontal band saw and the flat area was a quick trip to the mill.

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    Thanks jdurand! We've added your Mini Lathe Crank and Handwheel to our Lathe Accessories category,
    as well as to your builder page: jdurand's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:





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