A new life for a 1/4HP motor... is going to be a diy lathe! #3: Small work on the lathe bed and a case for the power switch

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Blog entry by FreddyS posted 07-11-2011 06:50 PM 7298 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: change of plan, now a diy lathe and some parts for it Part 3 of A new life for a 1/4HP motor... is going to be a diy lathe! series Part 4: The lathe bed is done! »

Hi everyone, this weekend was raining all day long so I could only work enough to cut the plywood for the lathe bed:

1.- crosscutting plywood to length, the TS is too small to cut big plywood sheets :(

2.- ripping lathe bed parts

3.- all cuts done

4.- gluing the late bed ply sandwich

5.- gluing the lathe base ply sandwich (I have to buy more clamps!!!)

6.- checking how it will look

Then the rain started again so I went to change the main wire on the motor and did the wiring for the power switch, as you can see I deviated a little bit from the magazine plan, gotta make it look pretty!, and painted red too, as the motor :)

Hopefully rain will be gone next weekend so I can finish the bed and start with the head and tail sections.


-- Learning one thing at a time

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#1 posted 07-11-2011 07:00 PM

Looking good so far, very pretty. Can’t wait to see your first turning.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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