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Just Part of the Biz

1505 days ago by Troy | 9 comments »

I was never under any delusion that having my own woodworking business would be all fun, just making stuff from wood. All in all, it’s been about 50% of it at best so far. That’s another discussion though, esp. since I am still fully adjusting. So I finally had a significant machine failure. I was feeding a piece of maple through the planer and it slowed part way through, like it was turned off mid-feed, except that it wasn’t consistent. There was nothing unusual about th...

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Goodell Pratt 125 Bench Lathe #6: Over complicating things [updated]

561 days ago by Rick M. | 2 comments »

[UPDATE: Scrap this idea, it doesn’t work. When I first tested the vibration was minimal but now it’s setting off an oscillation that makes it unworkable. Guess I will go back to over-complicating.] The motor mount I built was too low and allowed the pulley belt to rub the lathe frame. In the last entry I mentioned there were two solutions to the problem: 1: Create a raised platform for the motor that will bring it to the height of the lathe pulleys.2: Build a jackshaft that...

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Goodell Pratt 125 Bench Lathe #5: Pulley glue-up and guess the wood.

586 days ago by Rick M. | 1 comment »

Just a quick update to anyone following along so you don’t think I abandoned the project. Right now I’m basically boning up on my turning skills while waiting for a few parts to come in. The motor mount will not work as is, the angle is too acute and the belt rubs on the lathe. There are two solutions: 1: Create a raised platform for the motor that will bring it to the height of the lathe pulleys. 2: Build a jackshaft that will transfer power from the motor to the lathe. ...

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