quite a decorative looking spike. I've got to make one soon for splicing, but I am partial to the design with the "groove" so I don't have to open the twist as much to feed the strand through. After seeing this video, I am now considering putting the weighted tommy bar in, as much for twisting leverage, and for the possibility of using it in this way.
The guys who made the original lathes used hammers, chisels, files, and their minds to make all the tools they needed to make the machines. You do not NEED machines to make basic tools, though it can definitely speed things up. A hand drill, hand cranked, even, can be used. An electric drill is a bit easier. A simple drill press can also become a lathe.
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)