A new life for a 1/4HP motor... is going to be a diy lathe! #6: Lathe bases done!

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Blog entry by FreddyS posted 08-02-2011 06:54 PM 4750 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Small update, locking strips done Part 6 of A new life for a 1/4HP motor... is going to be a diy lathe! series Part 7: Lathe uprights parts ready »

Hi again, this weekend I managed to finish all the bases for the headstock, tailstock, tool rest and an extra horizontal drilling table I will add to the mix, some photos:

I changed the tool rest arm design to match the hardware I already had (threaded knobs and JCBC allen bolts) and to make it a little bit more versatile, here is my version:

Tool rest base and arm close up:

So far everything looks good:

There’s a lot of table saw work to be done the next weekend for the remaining parts, see you later!

-- Learning one thing at a time

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#1 posted 08-02-2011 07:07 PM

looks good ive been waiting to build mine saving up, keep the posts coming

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#2 posted 08-03-2011 03:43 AM

Interesting build here. Please keep posting your progress. We are watching with anticipation. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#3 posted 08-03-2011 06:26 AM

Following along; keep slugging away building and photographing :)

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#4 posted 08-03-2011 03:09 PM

You really do a wonderful job on that lathe, thank you for letting us in.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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