Winding Stem Blank using a Horia Lathe and Motor

So now we were finally able to make a winding stem, well a winding stem of sorts, using the Horia lathe and motor. It wasn’t a complete stem as it lacked a square, slot, thread and a burnished pivot. It was also rather large in size relative to a functioning winding stem.

For this exercise we had to saw a piece of bar to correct length and then turn a point on each end. We then proceeded to turn down steps in the bar with differing diameters, so that we ended up with something that kind of resembled a winding stem. This exercise was to once again familiarise ourselves with turning before we lost our motors and moved on to turning between centres using a hand lathe.

Here are the results….

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