|Project by bushmaster||posted 04-28-2016 03:51 AM||9624 views||9 times favorited||28 comments|
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
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.
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.
-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia