Currently I am making a step ladder for use inside a house. A kind of utility ladder you might decoratively hang on a wall and and use it to reach those high shelves in your kitchen, etc.

When I was asked to make it my first thought was, “What am I going to do for the hardware?” I knew what I needed but I also knew I will have a lot of trouble finding it.

Around the same time I saw the lathe/mill combination machine you see in the below post. I had been thinking for sometime to get something that would allow me to make hardware (and possibly tools) and thought it would be just right. So I purchased it.

Here is my first attempt at making some brassware for the step ladder. I think I need to take a slower cut in order to get a polished finish but I am still working out the feed control panel so these are hand done.

These pins are 65mm in length, 16mm at the head, machined down to 12mm with a 8mm thread. I just have to slot them and they will be ready for use.


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Love making sawdust and turning wood into objects of practical beauty.
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