Scrap Iron Wood |Lathe #1: How I grew my Scrap Iron Wood Lathe No 1

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Blog entry by bushmaster posted 05-08-2016 05:32 PM 1214 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I would like to share with how I grew my 1000 lb. SCRAP IRON WOOD LATHE.

I like to grow things BIG. Its a passion

So what does it take to grow something, well first you need some viable seed You can just find it laying around. so this is what \i started with.

Section of a Logging truck reach, pipe from a sawmill burner, piece a sawmill carraige, a piece of heavy angle iron, end of a camper trailer frame. Then add a key ingrediate

Railroad track steel. First step is to scarf the seed with an angle grinder, brushes, sanders to break through the tough outer coat.
Then all one needs is 20.20.20 imagination and some 20.20 vision, add alittle cutting heat and it will begin to sprout. Hand work and daily care is needed to keep the project growing

I hope you enjoyed this introduction, Next time I will show the growth stage of the Headstock. I will try to post new installments as the data on my cell phone allows, I usually run out before the end of the month. Will use wifi when I am in town as I am now.

This is the first time I have tried a blog and hope I got things right. I know some of you kind folk where interested in this project, not wood but used for wood, and is a dream to use, welcome to visit and make chips fly.
Comments appreciated.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 05-08-2016 05:39 PM

Great job. Beautiful view. Watch out for those insects. :-).

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-08-2016 06:53 PM

The blog worked fine, Brian. That is like what a lot of do when we make wood projects out of scrap. It give the material a whole new life.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 05-08-2016 08:38 PM

Scrap iron can be GOLD—just waiting to happen!


-- just rjR

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#4 posted 05-08-2016 09:03 PM

Very good, Brian. You nailed it.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 05-08-2016 09:36 PM

Wow. Them’s some mighty fine lookin’ maters you got there !

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#6 posted 05-09-2016 03:36 AM

We need to change your name to mater maker me thinks. LOL

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#7 posted 05-09-2016 04:01 AM

We hope like hell that the fires are mowhere near you.
from Tassie

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#8 posted 05-09-2016 11:31 AM

WOW Brian, A jack & master of so many talented ventures from metal work, to woodwork, to mechanic, to lumberjack, to landscaper, to gardener; is their nothing you can’t turn your hand to sir….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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