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Project by NickyP posted 10-04-2014 01:20 PM 1795 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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."





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 10-04-2014 02:31 PM

Nice set up. I was going to buy that tool sharpener from them. What do you think of it? Would you recommend it? Thx and nice job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 10-04-2014 02:34 PM

This is a great set up and so nicely done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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NickyP

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#3 posted 10-04-2014 03:20 PM

Ken said, “Nice set up. I was going to buy that tool sharpener from them. What do you think of it? Would you recommend it? Thx and nice job!”

Nothing to compare it to as it’s my first but the price was right. Cheap from Taiwan but appears to work well. I like the slow water grind as apposed to high RPM’s with sparks and sharpens chisels pretty good. No complaints.

-- -- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."

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Hawaiilad

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#4 posted 10-04-2014 08:14 PM

Nice cabinet…I never knew just how many items a person would want to use on their lathe…nope, i don’t own one. Thanks for shairng

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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jeff

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#5 posted 10-05-2014 08:37 AM

Your set-up looks so handy,nicely done..Where did you get your tool rest’s and do you like them?...

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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NickyP

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#6 posted 10-05-2014 08:10 PM

There are 8 tool rest’s and they are from Penn State Industries. I bought 3 different sets . . . pen turner (2 – small & straight), spindle (2 – long & straight) & bowls (4 – various curved). Came out to just over $160 delivered with 10% off coupon for all 3 sets. Just got them. They appear to be in fairly good shape with nothing majorly wrong but will need just a little fine tune file/steel wool to get them perfect.

-- -- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."

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