|Project by DaddyT||posted 1889 days ago||1979 views||2 times favorited||19 comments|
I got this lathe from a guy I meet when I went to have the front brakes put on my wifes car. Its a 1956 Craftsman with a 12 inch rest(sweep?) and 39 inches from point to point. I consider myself very lucky to have found this deal. Paid $120 for the lathe, stand, knives, calipers, 2 different size plates, AND about 100 pieces of walnut, maple, and oak spildles. The wood varies in size from 3 foot long to 10 inches, most being 1 1/4” x1”. I dont know for sure but Im guessing the wood alone was worth the $120. The lathe works fine and dandy but could use some cleaning up, which I plane to do ( if I can quit playing with it long enough ). Ive touched up the edges of the knives and the are great.Now all I have to do is figure out how to really use the darn thing to make something worth posting on here. Need a chuck (I think? ) to turn some bowls and plates, which is really what I wanted a lathe for . Always wanted to have a good lathe and learn how to use it, so now I’ll take any and all help you guys can offer !! p.s. Also got a Craftsman shaper from him as well. Paid $50 for it but I have no cutters as of yet. Been looking on ebay for some that I can afford, but as of yet no luck.
-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....