Repairing a Seed Cleaner Shaft without a Lathe

This homesteader didn't have the tool he needed to repair an old seed cleaner he picked up secondhand, so he improvised a way around the problem.

Shade-Tree Lathe Figure 4
The most convenient cutting tool was a worn-out 10" file, modified by grinding its end into a sharp, round-nosed tip and fed very slowly into the built-up fill to keep it from grabbing on the rough spots.
JOSEPH R. BROWN