|Project by PASs||posted 04-26-2010 03:17 AM||1621 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
I picked up an old Craftsman 113.238000 lathe from Botietruck a couple of days ago (thanks Bob).
First I made a round peg from a square one…everything went well, so I was trying to figure out what to REALLY make so I chucked up the round peg and remembered the last lathe project I worked on, in 1968!!!.
It was a piece of mesquite from my back yard and it broke irrepairably about 5 minutes before I finished sanding it on the latch.
So, 42 years later, here’s a do-over, this time in lyptus.
It is a functional item although I don’t think the originals had a stand.
Quick update while I can,
Can you believe it, Botietruck guessed it….same jock that sold me the lathe I made it on.
One more update….
Lyptus (like I said), Light brown Briwax applied while turning.
-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."