My plan is to use a triangle file to grind the ridges on the bottom of my homemade cartridge that match the Oneway arms. I’m also wondering if this might be a good job for one of those mini lathes on Amazon or eBay. Yes, there goes $5 to save $1 dollar, but then I’ll be able to make other fun gadgets with my mechanical engineering son who likes to tinker.Karl -
The only consideration I can think of is - the surface of the cutter arm is ..."corrugated" not flat. If you can create the same corrugations in a homemade cartridge ...it may work. But, getting a good grip on the cutter arm with a carbide cutter - sans cartridge - will be dependent on only the screw thread strength. Sketchy I would think. You may get by with it - if you are very gentle.....I don't know. Just dont screw up your cutter arm in the process.... I have a history of spending $5 to save $1. It did not start that way...but in order to fix what I screwed up...it would end up being more expensive than what I thought was "too much for that little thing" kind of thinking.
Oh - and I know there are several KOAs in TN....but they are usually full of campers and tents. I don't know how Emiliano manages to turn them...but I can't argue with his finished work.
Doesn’t hurt to have Emiliano’s great reputation and location when it comes to pricing. Keeps my hopes up when I hear of other turners doing well in this craft. Would be nice to make some extra spending money woodturning when I retire.