I thought I would share one of the most useful modifications that I have made to my Harbor Freight wood lathe. By adding a lower range of speed control to my lathe I am able to turn large, out-of -balance bowl blanks. The factory speed rang...
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Location: Marietta, Ohio
In High School I took metal shop instead of wood shop. Through the years I kept up with metal working as a hobby but I always wanted to try wood turning. What kept me from jumping in was that I wasn't sure what I would make with one. In August of 2010 a buddy gave me a small kit wood lathe. After making some handles and wooden boxes I knew I wanted to do more, I just wasn't sure what. After some research on the internet I knew I had to try bowl turning.
Of course this would require a bigger and better wood lathe. After more internet research and budgetary constraints I bought a Harbor Freight Wood Lathe second hand. I not sure what has been more fun, making bowls or mods I've done to the lathe.
-- Muntzie - Marietta, Ohio
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