First project in my new toy

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Project by tamtum posted 02-06-2015 10:32 AM 1448 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a lathe and I haven’t lathe tools and bench yet. But that’s my first candle holder from a piece of olive wood. I know it’s not something special but the lathe as a toy for big child is perfect.

-- Alexander , Greece,

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#1 posted 02-06-2015 01:11 PM

watch out.its a drugs

-- bambi

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#2 posted 02-06-2015 01:57 PM

Get proper lathe tools ASAP. I destroyed a wonderful chisel (which used to belong to my dad) on my lathe just because i thought I would try it out. A costly mistake.

-- jroot

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#3 posted 02-06-2015 03:17 PM

Its hard to be sure from those two pictures, but that lathe looks almost identical to the lathe I bought a few years ago. Is so, and your lathe has only a tubular base, which flexes or bows when tightening up for centurning turning, you can greatly improve the operation by bolting it to a sturdy base.
I made a base from construction 2 X 4s and 3\4” plywood, with splayed legs for stability, and secured the lathe with several bolts & washers along the length. This greatly improved the ability to tighten the tail stock, and reduced vibration a lot. Since then, I’ve turned 36” legs with my only concern being my skew snags, nothing with the lathe itself.
Have fun with your new toy!

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 02-06-2015 03:46 PM

As I saw I agree lathe is a drugs. I will buy the proper chisels. My lathe is a globus 350 watt. Its a cheap model and as i see its similar to your lathe Oldtool. It’s exactly as you describe.

-- Alexander , Greece,

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#5 posted 02-06-2015 05:21 PM

There are a lot a variety of tool out there, but I would say a good quality of a 1/2 bowl gouge and a scraper you can do most things. I have done mostly bowls. Have fun, nice wood, no olive trees in our area so I use mostly birch.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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