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    After breaking an oar, while floating the Yellowstone River, a friend gave me a pair of oars that were a bit too long for use on my jon boat. I came up with a quick and simple method to shorten the oars by turning new grips on the ends. An electric motor, linked by a drive belt, looped over an oar was adequate to turn at a useable rpm. I did not have any chisels at the time, so I sharpened the end of piece of 1/8 metal, which worked just fine.Oar Lathe-oar-lathe-close-up.jpgOar Lathe-oar-lathe1.jpgOar Lathe-oar-lathe2.jpg

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    Thanks Gadgeteer! We've added your Oar Lathe to our Wood Lathes category,
    as well as to your builder page: Gadgeteer's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Thanks Gadgeteer! We've added your Woodturning Chisel to our Woodturning category,
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    That is a great idea and the photos really help with your explanation. Thanks for the posting.

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    Good idea and a lot cheaper than an extra long bed lathe!



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