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Project by Scott Wilson posted 12-21-2008 05:30 AM 953 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have seen dozens of these stoppers on LJ already but these are my first. I came across an old Delta 1460 lathe with cast iron legs. I replaced all the wood in the frame, replaced the bearings, sanded off all the rust, and put a new motor on it. I added a link belt this morning and thought I would take it for a spin. These are the first things to come off of it (minus the 2 pieces of kindling I made). Now I have a whole new set of tools to collect. Merry Christmas everyone.

Scott

-- Scott Wilson - Bear with me, I'm learning!





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lew

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#1 posted 12-21-2008 07:41 AM

Beautiful!

I really like the second one from the left!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-21-2008 11:46 AM

Nice work.

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#3 posted 12-21-2008 02:34 PM

Your off and running…..... Nice start ! I too am getting into turning, just got me a lathe and will be making toothpicks soon.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#4 posted 12-22-2008 06:03 AM

I have made more bottle stoppers than I can count but have never thought to make a snowman or a Christmas tree. Brilliant idea considering so many of us give them as hostess gifts to all the Christmas parties each year. (4 already this year) I love it!!!!

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at www.renaissancewoodworker.com

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