|Project by Chsalas||posted 04-21-2014 12:47 AM||1220 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
my Good Friend Captain Bob had this old relic sitting in his workspace, not doing anything. So he said if I could get it up and running I could use it for as long as I wanted. Since he has had it doing nothing since 1985, I figure that I may inherit this one day.
It’s a 1940 Craftsmen Lathe made by Atlas tool of Kalamazoo Michigan.
A few weeks building the stand (all wood) and a few trips to WoodCrafters for tail stock, 4 jaw chuck, lathe tools and other MT2 accesseries,and bam, UP. It runs good, little lube on the bearings and woop woop i’m turning wood. It works great. I’ve made 4 bowls so far, and will post pics next. I used an old motor from a table saw, I just orderd a 4 step pulley for the motor so I can control speed and actually slow it down.
I will post my first 4 pieces next.
First time turning on (and really worried) video
First laminated piece mounted, and once again worried it was gonna come screaming off
please comment, I have 6 peices total on this so I have 6 turns worth of knowledge. If anyone has any tips for me, please speak up.
I’m using Easywood tools, love’m. They are easy compared to the actual tools you have to sharpen, I spent 2 days on sharpening my original tools, so F-that. I want to turn wood, not sharpen tools.
-- I make the best sawdust!