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I need to make a ?

How do you make a wood hydraulic cylinder. I have a metal lathe, but no wood lathe
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Are you talking about a piston sort of fit between 2 parts. It's very challenging and very slow. I make the male part. Then I start hollowing the female part. As I progress I cover the male part with chalk and push it in. Where it rubs I remove more. The downside is they won't fit well when the weather changes. Wood moves seasonally so only once a year do they really fit well. I made a drawer like this once and I left it a loose fit. It worked well all year.
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Me being a hydraulic engineer, I must as WHY??

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Are you talking about a piston sort of fit between 2 parts. It's very challenging and very slow. I make the male part. Then I start hollowing the female part. As I progress I cover the male part with chalk and push it in. Where it rubs I remove more. The downside is they won't fit well when the weather changes. Wood moves seasonally so only once a year do they really fit well. I made a drawer like this once and I left it a loose fit. It worked well all year.
yes and no, They do not need to fit tight. Kenbo has some on his bucket truck
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Me being a hydraulic engineer, I must as WHY??
To make my toys look more real.
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To make my toys look more real.
Oh, so just for looks, I thought you were going to use them lol. Kenbo has some nice toys

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