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Shop Update #6: New Rikon 70-100 Mini Lathe

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Blog entry by Chris McDowell posted 07-26-2015 12:06 AM 1338 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I recently did a little belated spring cleaning in the shop. My wife helped me pull out everything and sweep and rearrange. The main reason we did all this is because I recently bought a new lathe and needed to put it somewhere.

My father-in-law had an old bench in his basement which I took and cut down to size so that the lathe would be at the proper height.

The lathe is a Rikon 70-100 Mini Lathe. I basically do a product tour in the video, so check it out if you want to know more about it. It’s pretty nice for the price.

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2awYzNc54A0

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9



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NormG

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#1 posted 07-26-2015 03:32 AM

Congrats they are addicting, you will make many things

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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playingwithmywood

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#2 posted 07-27-2015 03:53 AM

Rikon is good stuff with great after sale support

once you start turning you will see why lots over people do nothing but turning

but maybe you should have read the manual before making the video the thingy with the turnie handle do dad is called the tailstock…

pen turning is addicting though and I am amazed buy the wide variety of materials… the did the coffee bean, gator jaw and the shredded money

you might want to check out http://eddiecastelin.com/ he is a interesting person and he has lots of turning videos on youtube and he sells carbide inserts for a good price

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Chris McDowell

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#3 posted 07-28-2015 09:56 AM



Congrats they are addicting, you will make many things

- NormG

Thanks Norm!

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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Chris McDowell

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#4 posted 07-28-2015 10:02 AM


but maybe you should have read the manual before making the video the thingy with the turnie handle do dad is called the tailstock…

you might want to check out http://eddiecastelin.com/ he is a interesting person and he has lots of turning videos on youtube and he sells carbide inserts for a good price

Haha, I knew the whole thing was called the tailstock, but I didn’t know if the piece that moves in and out by turning the handle had a specific name. For example, I was told by an experienced turner in town that the tool rest base is called the banjo, but the manual only refers to it as the “tool rest base.”

Anyway, I’ve seen a few videos by Captain Eddie. He’s from the area I grew up in south Louisiana, I found out. He’s got a good personality. Thanks for watching!

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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playingwithmywood

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#5 posted 07-29-2015 04:47 AM

Tail-stock spindle it seems… since the spindle is the name for the similar part of a drill press

http://www.sherline.com/latheterm.htm

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JoeinGa

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#6 posted 07-29-2015 02:02 PM

Well, well, well. NOW you’ve gone and done it! You might THING the lathe is the big expense to get you started… but you’ll soon find out that’s it’s just the tip of the iceberg!

Might as well kiss your wife and kids goodbye, because the only time you’ll see them now is when she brings your dinner out to you, or when she sends the kids out to “kiss Daddy goodnight, he playing with his new toy again”

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Roger

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#7 posted 08-02-2015 02:39 PM

You’ll have fun with that new tool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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