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Blog series by boxcarmarty updated 03-08-2012 03:09 PM 2 parts 6132 reads 24 comments total

Part 1: TO BE OR NOT TO BE? THAT IS MY QUESTION

03-03-2012 03:22 AM by boxcarmarty | 17 comments »

To be or not to be? When William Shakespeare wrote Hamlet, Do you recon he was thinking about a wood lathe? I just returned from an auction, and this is what I drug home with me. You ask why??? Because I only gave $10 for it. It was interesting and I figured if nothing else, It had $10 worth of timber in it. It needs cleaned up to be sure, but I believe it is hickory, or at least parts. After unloading it in the shop, I sorted out the pieces. Now I’m not sure if I want to put it back to...

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Part 2: Bits and Pieces

03-08-2012 03:09 PM by boxcarmarty | 7 comments »

It didn’t take long after getting this piece home to figure out that it was a keeper. Although I’m still not sure where I’m gonna put it or what I’m gonna do with it when it’s completed.I have started disassembly of the lathe, inspecting and semi cataloging each piece as I go. (at least taking a few pics that I can refer to later) You gotta love tools that come with their own special wrenches. The thought and the work that has gone into this lathe is amazin...

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