my new lathe and a small update

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Blog entry by emart posted 12-30-2013 08:09 AM 1450 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For Christmas I was given a new Rikon mini lathe with a 1/2 hp motor.
here it is after a few hours of use

some test pieces I was making after buying a new bowl gouge from woodcraft

The other update is I purchased some new cool blocks and a timber wolf blade for my bandsaw which now can cut timber in half with ease so I can now mill some of the smaller locust logs into lumber and turning blanks

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them

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#1 posted 12-30-2013 11:28 AM

great job! after just a few hours,looks like you really enjoyed your Christmas

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Kaleb the Swede

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#2 posted 12-30-2013 01:36 PM

I’m jealous. I want one so bad. Never turned a single thing in my entire life. Looks like fun, enjoy it!

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#3 posted 12-30-2013 02:10 PM

Congratulations. This is a great little lathe. I’m sure you will enjoy it a lot. You can turn stuff up to 12” in diameter. I gave what looks like the same lathe under another brand name (Woodfast) to my son and I had the opportunity to do a little turning on it when we visited him. It was so nice that I was tempted to sell my larger lather and replace it with this one to save space. The only reason I didn’t was because of all the accessories I have for my lathe with is an M1 headstock drive.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 12-30-2013 02:36 PM

This is a great powerhouse of a lathe for its size. Owned one for a few tears before I upgraded. You willbevery happy with it. Nice job on the turnings. That Locust is a beautiful wood.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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