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Building a REAL Lathe Part 1

10-08-2018 02:55 PM by RexKrueger | 2 comments »

Friends: There are a lot of DIY wood lathes out there, but most of those are small, low-power machines that won’t handle large pieces of wood, do bowls, or handle long spindles. I’m in the middle of building a REAL lathe with 16 inches of swing and 32 inches between centers. By itself, this wouldn’t be such a big deal, but I’m going to build this lathe for LESS than $150 and I’m using common materials and tools that any woodworker either has or can get thei...

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Treadle Lathe #2: Joinery Layout

09-27-2018 01:24 AM by LastingBuild | 2 comments »

Now that all the major components of the lathe are dimensioned I begin laying out the joinery. The treadle lathe will be build using mortise and tenon joinery secured with oak dowels. Check out the video for details! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM81vCBo-1I

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Woodworking Mallet (Carver's Mallet)

03-02-2018 10:23 PM by wrenchhead | 1 comment »

I made these hand made woodworking mallets (Carver’s Mallet) from some leftover maple I cleaned up, laminated, then turned on the lathe. This is a great project for when you only have an hour or two to spend in the wood shop. Nothing better than making my own tools. Thanks for watching! https://youtu.be/dZAOw_frfcI

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Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #6: Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #6: Tachometer Hack from $3 Bicycle Computer

03-12-2017 06:32 PM by Pete_LJ | 0 comments »

03122017 I got the tachometer installed on the lathe and it works pretty nicely. My concept was to use a $3 Chinese bicycle computer for the tachometer. However, such computers typically measure speed primarily (sometimes cadence, bike-speak for rpm at the pedals, which is typically limited to 199). The computer that I used was purchased off ebay for less than $3. Here is a link for the bike computer(“BC”) that I used: http://www.ebay.com/itm/14-GKunctions-Cycling-Bike-Cyc...

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Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #5: Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #5: Finishing Rough Wiring and Doing Test Cut

02-07-2017 02:14 PM by Pete_LJ | 3 comments »

02072017 I finished the rough wiring this morning. I still need to mount the potentiometer (which controls speeds), mount wires to motor more securely, put faceplate on switch/receptacle, and get wiring for light better secured . I ordered from ebay a plastic enclosure for the MC-40 motor controller (namely, the grey box in the pictures). The output from the MC-40 controller runs to the drum switch (the green switch in the pics) which controls direction of rotation. IN turn the wires f...

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Pen-making on my lathe ā€“ Christmas 2016

02-03-2017 04:57 PM by TrentDavis | 0 comments »

Iā€™ve created a walk-through on how I make pens and apply a cyanoacrylate finish. Check it out here:http://trentdavis.net/2017/01/27/table-saw-enhancement-attaching-extra-cast-iron-extension-wing/

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Woodturning Projects #4: Lathe Sanding Disk

01-27-2017 07:47 PM by Scott Seganti | 3 comments »

I made a quick video on making a sanding disk for the lathe. https://youtu.be/zND5g1-R9Xo

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Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #4: Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #4: Getting Pullies running True and Accurate

01-16-2017 08:56 PM by Pete_LJ | 1 comment »

Sorry for taking so long to get back to you on this project. Honestly, we had a renovation on the house going on which required all my attention. Let me recap a little regarding where I was back at my last entry, hurdles, solutions and new issues. In my last entry, I had lined up the belt and pulleys by eye. Additionally, I had a custom keyway made by the local machinist whereby the 46-715’s 3mm key slot was able to mate to the keyway 5/16” (equivalent to 8mm) slot of the M...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #86: Repair Broken Handle on Antique Rolling Pin

11-29-2016 12:46 AM by Paul Bucalo | 6 comments »

Some time this century the wife asked me to repair the broken handle on her grandmother’s hand-me-down rolling pin. In an effort to get caught up on the ‘Honey-Do’ list (and win some brownie points), I made this one of today’s projects. Here is the rolling pin with the broken shaft on the left. The end button has been sawed off, to be attached to the new shaft. The new shaft is at the bottom right. This was a standard 5/8” hardwood dowel that had to...

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Kids in the Shop! #11: Virginia Woodturning Symposium

11-06-2016 10:28 PM by clieb91 | 0 comments »

It’s been a while since I posted under this topic. As some of you know my daughter has been in my shop with me working on things since she was about 4 years old and she turned her first pen at that age as well during a “Turn for the Troops” event. She is now 10 and not working as much in the shop but does find she like to have her workbench still and does still like to turn. She decided (with very little pressure) that she wold accompany me to the Virginia Woodturning Sympos...

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