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Blog entry by Grumpy posted 04-20-2013 03:44 AM 1113 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a home made lathe without the usual nuts and bolts. A brilliant effort
Passed on to LJ’s from my buddy Andy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG9R0q9QJQc

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python



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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 04-20-2013 04:19 AM

That’s beautiful and inspirational! Great design and craftsmanship, with mostly hand tools. I like the handle he made at the end for that huge chisel. Thanks for posting.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#2 posted 04-20-2013 04:22 AM

I ditto the beautiful and inspirational, great job.

-- Naz

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#3 posted 04-20-2013 12:39 PM

good to see you back ole Buddy !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 04-20-2013 01:49 PM

Excellent

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#5 posted 04-20-2013 02:08 PM

I get the impression this guy doesn’t care whether his shop has 220 or 3-phase access at all. That’s one thing that can be done with all those disassembled lathe parts that turn up on eBay all the time (sellers take them apart to sell parts separately because of shipping costs).

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#6 posted 04-20-2013 04:05 PM

sweet, thanks for sharing

-- Joel

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#7 posted 04-20-2013 04:10 PM

Nice build with hand tools,. I’ll be he used that big chisel he made at the end,too!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 04-20-2013 06:26 PM

Beyond brilliant! Thanks for posting.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 04-20-2013 06:49 PM

VERY COOL!!!

Lee

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#10 posted 04-21-2013 03:53 AM

Good post Grumpy.
Thank you.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#11 posted 04-22-2013 01:43 AM

Thanks Jocks. I thought it was worth a look.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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