Nose to grindstone
Looks good! We had to make a bunch of those over the years.This doesn't hold a candle to some of the stuff in this thread, but it was something I needed, and I made it so I suppose it qualifies.
I ordered a pair of taps a couple days ago, and discovered when the arrived that they wouldn't fit in any of the chucks I have for my lathe. Instead of spending $$$ on a larger chuck or other type of holder I grabbed a chunk of aluminum bar stock, bored one end out for the tap shank, cross drilled and tapped for bolts to keep the tap from spinning, then turned the end down to a size that would fit my largest chuck.