My first lathe

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Here is a photo of my first pen lathe.This how the name turner came about. It took up a lot of room and the power source didn’t last long. That’s me on the left.

-- Custom furniture

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#1 posted 05-08-2009 10:15 PM

Wife and child helping?

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

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Don K.

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#2 posted 05-08-2009 10:16 PM

LOL….your dating yourself Jim !!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#3 posted 05-08-2009 10:17 PM

And I thought MY job sucked. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 05-08-2009 10:17 PM

You and Don got me Lew for a minute then I went back to the photo to see if there was a wife and child there, there all guys ,guys funny stuff.

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#5 posted 05-08-2009 10:30 PM

Ahhh, a multi-speed function and dual pulley system. Must be the professional-grade, contractor model.

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#6 posted 05-08-2009 10:33 PM

probably more accurate than lathes today:-)

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#7 posted 05-08-2009 10:40 PM

I have seen a very similar one demo’ed at a wood show in Richmond. It was part of the exhibit at Colonial Williamsburg. It worked great. The big difference was that the Williamsburg lathe was treadle powered – ideal for the bathelor woodworker!

-- Whatever

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#8 posted 05-08-2009 10:59 PM

That is a better job than the bottom guy in a pit saw.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#9 posted 05-09-2009 12:16 AM

Nice workbench top!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#10 posted 05-09-2009 03:47 AM

Good Lord Jim.. Just how old are you???? LOL they have little slots in the wall that a stringy thing goes into to power up these days..:)

-- Randall Child

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#11 posted 05-09-2009 04:49 AM

Hey Randall
Thats back when I was in my twenties back about 1840 LOL. I think I’ve seen about 60 of those stingy things in my shop, Power you say? He he

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#12 posted 05-09-2009 04:56 AM

Just think these machine were the predecessor of treadmill and bowflex …no big deal, fit and trim…Blkcherry

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#13 posted 05-09-2009 05:01 AM

Hey BC
I knew I had to stop cranking that thing I was just getting to close to that Charles Atlas Look HA HAAAA

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#14 posted 05-09-2009 08:38 AM

Turn, turn, turn that wood, gently on the bench…
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, my armpits are a stench…

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#15 posted 05-09-2009 06:19 PM

Wouldn’t it be easier to just put some lettuce powered hamsters in there to run the thing?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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