My father woodturning a pillar.

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Blog entry by koraile posted 10-14-2015 06:00 PM 1350 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt on a video, il try some more later.

My father have been woodturning since he had to stand on a Box to reatch up to the lathe, vile his Brothers pedaled it. Just wanted to show him turning one of these pillars, you realy need to know what Your doing when turning something of this size and weight. the sides of the pillar will be carved, and the senter round part will be carved in a spiral shape. This lathe can take lengths up to 3 meters, we have a bigger one thats used on rare occasions. Hope you enjoy, pretty cool lathe :)

-- Bard son of iver

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#1 posted 10-14-2015 10:06 PM

Now thats what i caii a LATHE wow

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#2 posted 10-16-2015 01:25 AM

That is a massive lathe…what is the brand on that beast.

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#3 posted 10-18-2015 08:33 PM

I know what you mean about all that weight spinning around. Your dad does have a wonderful brute of a lathe though, so it looks relatively safe to me and it’s obvious that he knows what he is doing.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 10-18-2015 08:44 PM

Wow! That’s what you call a big turning. Your father sure does know what he’s doing and I’ll bet that you learned quite a lot from him.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 10-19-2015 05:24 PM

Now that is some Way heavy duty turning!!!
Thanks for showing us your dads work.
You could tell someone about it but till they see it done there’s no way to understand.
I have made many table legs and such but the idea of turning such large work is mind blowing.

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs.

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