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THE LATHE YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING TO SEE. SCRAP IRON LATHE #2. AND DEMO VIDEO

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Project by bushmaster posted 04-28-2016 03:51 AM 8775 views 9 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The previous home made lathe that I previously posted has worked well. The post before this one has all the links to that lathe and video’s I made using that lathe. Over the years I have had this dream or idea to make a free standing lathe that could be used out of doors, so I had collected scrap material for such a lathe. No plan needed just use what I had and fit it together as one goes along. Solve problems as needed.
This is some of the material I started with;

SINCE I MADE THIS LATHE I HAVE POSTED A 7 PART BLOG ON HOW I MADE IT, I SEE PEOPLE ARE STILL VIEWING IT SO DECIDED TO MAKE A LINK TO THE BLOG. SURPRIZED TO SEE OVER 6000 VIEWS

http://lumberjocks.com/bushmaster/blog/85378

I was surprised and pleased that I had all I needed and had just small scraps left over, we still had snow on the ground so would be hard to find more.

Since I took the thumb nail pictures I moved the lathe to the other side of the house under the shade of clump birch trees with a full view of the mountains.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0iDv4Bg3fA

A explanation walk around of the lathe can be viewed on utube wth the link. Showing the first time I flipped the switch to try it out. Heart stopping. The talking on the video is not that great but Mark Wilson said you would enjoy it anyway. Another time I will write a script and practice. Less “and a” and maybe an “eh” or two. The video is 11 min long

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this project. It was fun building it and wasn’t finished in a day. I plan to write a blog with pictures of how I constructed it if there is interest as you might find it interesting. Never did a blog before but should’nt be too hard.
I haven’t completed a project on it yet, just finishing up a steady rest for it to make a vase, Will post it next. Have also put together a cover for it will not be out in the elements.

Thanks for looking at what I call my SUPER DUPER SCRAP IRON LATHE.
Comments appreciated

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia





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crowie

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#1 posted 04-28-2016 04:09 AM

You a master Brian, To be able to turn a pile of scrap steel into a first class working wood lathe is just brilliant engineering and “CAN DO” attitude….You’d make a Top Aussie Bush Mechanic, sir....

I’ve sent your masterpiece on to a few Aussie mates who will also be in awe of you handiwork…

PS – the youtube video isn’t working for me???

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 04-28-2016 04:41 AM

Looks just the shot for turning up pen blanks Brian,

That almost outdoes our Aussie V8 chain saw!

Looks like a great place to work as well!

enjoy it!

-- Regards Robert

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Mark Wilson

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#3 posted 04-28-2016 05:35 AM

See?

-- Mark

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#4 posted 04-28-2016 06:36 AM

This is the monster! I bet it work as hell.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 04-28-2016 07:42 AM

Awesome work, Brian! Thanks for sharing.

-- Think, make and share.

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htl

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#6 posted 04-28-2016 10:13 AM

I love to use the words Heavy Duty and this is my new picture to show what I mean.
Out standing build in one out standing place.
It also looks like you knew what you wanted when you were picking out your metal cause their ain’t much left to clean up.
Would love to see your blog.
If you have tons a pictures one thing I love to do is up load them to Photobucket and they have a tool that turns them in to a story that really lets the pictures speak for them selves.
I also should add that I love to weld not to your caliper but theirs just something about burning metal. lol
Again out standing work!!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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htl

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#7 posted 04-28-2016 10:21 AM

Bushmaster it’s funny I was so interested in the build I never looked to see who posted it, but now that I have I can see your now getting ready to build a model train in half size and just needed the right lathe to get er done. LOL

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#8 posted 04-28-2016 12:04 PM

Great machine, I’ll be watching n the youtube video next. I’ve built a cpl machines in my shop as well. Nothing this big, but the feeling is the same when done and it works. Smile.

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

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#9 posted 04-28-2016 12:37 PM

I love it , Brian. That is a beautiful lathe and it would make One Way, jealous!!

What a beautiful setting to turn in too!!. I love your 5 pin drive center!! You must have a big metal lathe, too!

Thanks for sharing

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 04-28-2016 01:49 PM

Wow wow wow that is one monster lathe,outstanding build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#11 posted 04-28-2016 02:21 PM

That’s a monster of a lathe. Do you have any speed control like a VFD?

-- Julian

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#12 posted 04-28-2016 03:38 PM

SWEET JEE-ZUS !!! That thing is a freakin’ BEAST ! And the location you have set it in is gorgeous too! I dont know what else to add, except …
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-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#13 posted 04-28-2016 03:44 PM

That is one BIG A$$ Franken-lathe. What gauge extension cord do you use and how long is it?

Since it’s going to be used outdoors, I wonder if you could power it with a lawn mower engine with a good muffler on it. Even a Hit-and-Miss engine would work. I guess a generator would work too.

Great build. Thanks for sharing and the video.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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JoeinGa

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#14 posted 04-28-2016 03:54 PM

I just went back and watched the video. You know, if you build an extension to the bed, I bet you could turn logs and build your own log cabin !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#15 posted 04-28-2016 04:32 PM

Great idea! Love your videos!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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