|Project by NickyP||posted 10-04-2014 01:20 PM||1847 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
Prior to buying a lathe the thing I remembered most when speaking to those already in the know was how everyone that I spoke with gave a little smirk or a roll of the eyes saying the lathe itself will be my cheapest investment. I now completely understand what they were talking about.
I am finding that the Lathe hands down is the piece of a woodworking lover’s equipment (and I thought the table saw was allot) that sports the most bells and whistles on earth. Chisels, sharpeners, sandpaper, tool rests, MT’s, chucks, chuck accessories, calipers, centering devices, wrenches, waxes, finishes, bushings, mandrels, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on.
The fact of the mater is we love it and we wouldn’t change it for the world.
At this time last year I made my Lathe Stand http://lumberjocks.com/projects/89310 and have added a few storage solutions. The little corner of my shop dedicated as a Lathe Center is taking shape. With tool sharpening grinder at hand and a shelf for wood, chucks, and sandpaper http://lumberjocks.com/projects/106213
I’ve added some “on-board” organization. Created a tool rack for convenience that comes off easily when using outboard tool rest. The pullout platform stores MT2’s and tool rest with room for more growth.
-- -- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."