The Head Stock on this particular lathe is designed to rotate at varying degrees up to 180 degrees. One of the issues fellow Lumberjock William, A.K.A greasemonkeyredneck pointed out to me was keeping the head and tail stock in alignment. This i...
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Location: North Idaho
I am a 70 year old retired Ironworker. In 2003 my wife and I moved from Texas to the Northern regions of the Idaho panhandle. We bought 11 wooded acres, cleared enough trees for our home site, then set about building it.
For the first time I have a dedicated (heated) shop in which to practice and hone my rudimentary woodworking skills. Although I have built high rises, banks, hospitals, bridges, etc. in my career I never considered myself a woodworker.
I am still in the process of gathering tools which I find in garage sales, Craigs list, Ebay, or thrift stores. But what I really enjoy is the challenge of making tools rather than buying them. I have made a 14" bandsaw, 23" thickness (drum) sander, and a pantorouter so far. (See my LJ projects)
My projects take forever because if I see the need for a tool or a jig that I don't have I will stop and make it.
I am glad to be a part of the Lumberjock community. You guys inspire me with your talent.
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green
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Fellow Lumberjock Jim Jakosh asked some valid questions concerning my DIY air filter. He asked about the clearance when turning a large bowl with the filter in place. So, this morning I measured the clearances, if any, between the end of the fil...
This is my first new lathe, it is a “Central Machinery 12”x36 wood lathe sold by harbor Freight. Having very little lathe turning experience I have nothing to compare this lathe with. So far, I have not experienced any of the problem...
In part #1 of this blog ( Knock Down Storage for Under My Harbor Freight Lathe) I described my step by step process for adding knock down storage within the confines of my Harbor Freight lathe stand. Many of my LJ buddies suggested I add ballast ...
Let me begin by saying that I am not a wood turner but I am curious. That being said, I bought a Central Machinery lathe sold by Harbor Freight (Item # 34706) This particular lathe had a 4 out of 5 star rating so I took a chance realizing ...