This is just a question: Does anyone have one of these lathes and can you tell me any of its pros/cons? The link to the website which sells this lathe is found here The same lathe using the same exact photo is also offered on Amazon and eBay for about the same price. Whenever I see something so obscure that the maker seems hidden, I gotta ask, has anyone ever heard of it or known about it. Seems odd that it’s always the same photo. Thanks for the read and for any comments.
Well, it’s Winter here in the UK, and a good time to source some green timber & rough turn some bowls.I’m quite lucky in that I have a few friends who work cutting trees, so getting freshly cut timber isn’t much of a problem, and getting timber that has been cut in the Winter months is probably best if you want to turn natural edge bowls, but is also quicker drying as the sap content is less. Also, the temperature is much lower so that the timber doesn’t dry out s...
I could have bought the wheels for my new T and J project, but decided to make my own. I prefer wheels from oak (a bought wheel is from beech) because ebonizing and I also I prefer a rim that is separate from the tire. Her you can see how I did it: First wood selected and signed wheels:Bandsaw work:Drilling a hole 35 mm, 11 mm deep: Turning the wheels a little oversized:Made a hole 8mm for the axle pegs: Putting about 10 wheels on a rod for final diameter turning;Than made with an a...
Evening All, Going to do something a little different tonight and let the pictures speak. Hope they all make sense. Also please let me know if you like this idea and if I should use it again. In case you have trouble with the pics here is a link to my Flickr Album where I stored copies. How to Transfer Hope you all have a good week in and out of the shop. CtL
After taking a brief break to begin building a sewing center for my wife, I finally had time to get back to the chess set that I’m making. There is a 30 minute video on my channel that does the detail for those interested. But I also did a 4 minute version – the link is here: http://youtu.be/mDWNgDEaaXw Hope you enjoy! This is great fun!
So back in July of this past year I was collecting some Walnut Logs a friend had offered for the wonderful price of FREE. While there he turns to my Dad and I and says “Hey do you guys have use of another Lathe?” Dad and I looked it other back to him and said “What do ya have?” SO out to a shed behind his house we go. He swings the doors open and against the side wall near the back is a very old lathe(almost as old as my Dad LOL). He had no idea what brand it was it ha...
I have finally found the time to get back to making videos. Seems like it has been over a year. Feels good to be able to share again: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjRwVZZffCDTQsUXXnzznPCh5GxPksNb6
What happens when you try to make a pen and the top half explodes on the lathe, so you try to make another pen and bottom half breaks when you are “trimming the barrel”...This:
I was wanting to use a vacuum chuck on my lathe so first thing I needed was a way to get vacuum to the spindle. Lucky for me, or not so lucky, my spindle has a hole cross drilled into it! This made my project a bit more involved, but still successful. I used a threaded lamp rod to supply vacuum through the spindle along with a couple of ball bearings, pipe fittings, and two spindle adapters I turned. All the meat and potatoes is in my post, Make a Vacuum Adapter For Your Lathe. I...
Always changing plugs between the lathe, grinder, and lamp. I picked up a three-pronged outlet to secure to the stand. This way I wouldn’t have to change any plugs. I looked for a bracket that would fit around the plug, but couldn’t find anything that fit. I drilled two holes in the webbing between the plugs, and put a screw through each into the back of the lathe stand. A couple of zipties, and the easiest part of the project was done. The three-way adapter has the nice bonus of a small g...
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