So I finally picked up a lathe. A used older craftsman 80. It was missing the pulley, which needs a multiple size pulley which I haven’t found locally yet, so I just put 2 different size pulleys for a 2 speed lathe.
What I don’t understand is why I didn’t pick up a lathe a long time ago. Its a pretty cool tool.
Here is my first turning. A wenge knob for a Stanley #6
Now I need to make the tote to match.
So I moved on to one of the chisel handles I needed.
I think I’m hooked. I have several more handles to make for the chisels I’ve picked up. Who know whats after that. I’ll need to do some reading and pick up a few accessories, like a face plate, and I need another tool rest.
Any suggestions on accessories and turning books would be welcome.
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