Just a few pictures of the completed project.
In this blog I never mentioned how I made the tailsock as I had used it from the first lathe I made. Is is made from a section of rectangular steel tube, 1/4 wall, A Vee was cut out of opposite sides and then welled back together. The top tube was a piece of seamless drill pipe from the oil field. The internal parts was machined from solid stock. The number 3 morris taper was a sleeve that shrunk fit in.
For those that haven’t seen the first video I made after the lathe was finished can be viewed by this link.
Anyway I enjoyed the challenge to make this lathe, so far it was worked very well, Not as fancy as a commercial one but with practise I can eventually do some projects like the outstanding one I have seen many of you do.
Comments are appreciated, Keep on turning Brian
-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia