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Art & Inspiration The History and Art of Engine Turned Material - Lets See Yours

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speed~On, May 17, 2017.

  1. Dave G in Gansevoort
    Joined: Mar 28, 2019
    Posts: 614

    Dave G in Gansevoort
    from Upstate NY

    Now that's a tach!
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  2. Bert Kollar
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,044

    Bert Kollar

    I wrap tape around a fine wire brush to keep it from flaring out then grind the face flat. Can resharpen if needed. Been doing it for 30 years and even sold some panels. Works on stainless or aluminum, polished is best

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  3. IMG_2159.JPG I did this on stainless steel with a half-inch Cratex. I was going to put in a 3-3/8" hole in the middle for a tach, with an oil pressure gauge on the left and a water temperature gauge on the right in 2-1/16" holes, but I'm going to have to start over because it is a half inch too deep for the overhead console I've crafted for my '29AA. I may use this for my engine stand, or send it on its way to someone who needs it later.
  4. Speed~On
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 1,386


    @osage orange I have this if you're interested, I just finished this one.
    11" long
    7 1/2" tall ( at its peak in the center)
    Center hole 3 3/8" for a standard tach or speedo
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2021
  5. Thanks for the offer, Speed-On, but I made an engine-turned panel 5-3/8" deep for a console that is less than 4" deep, so I've got to go in the opposite direction. Just gives me an excuse to play with the drill press and Cratex again. Practice makes perfect, or good enough for my purposes.
    By the way, what are you guys using for a hole saw? I just used bi-metal, and it doesn't hold up very well to stainless 14-gauge. Anyone using diamond-tipped?
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  6. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,167

    Deuce Daddy Don

  7. David Gersic
    Joined: Feb 15, 2015
    Posts: 2,400

    David Gersic
    from DeKalb, IL

    Carbide. Low speed, heavy pressure, lots of cooling oil.
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  8. Thanks, David. I use pipe threading oil and it helps.
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  9. fleetside66
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,669


    This one sure doesn't look like it was done by hand...a bit too perfect. I think it was from the 1980's.

  10. dreracecar
    Joined: Aug 27, 2009
    Posts: 3,176

    from so-cal

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